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Lewis, Stornoway, Lews Castle, Bayhead Lodge

Bridge (19th Century), Gate Lodge (19th Century), Gateway (19th Century)

Site Name Lewis, Stornoway, Lews Castle, Bayhead Lodge

Classification Bridge (19th Century), Gate Lodge (19th Century), Gateway (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Lewis Castle; Lews Castle College; Lews Castle Policies And Gardens

Canmore ID 166363

Site Number NB43SW 49.05

NGR NB 42463 33627

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Western Isles
  • Parish Stornoway
  • Former Region Western Isles Islands Area
  • Former District Western Isles
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

Site Management (26 June 1998)

Castellated gateway and lodges (all integrated) to Lews Castle, probably designed by Charles Wilson in mid 19th century. Rubble, ashlar dressings; windows boarded 1991 (formerly casements). Symmetrical main front to town, tall, square-plan and buttressed gatehouse with high, pointed-arched carriage pend underneath, 2-leaf gates of yett-type; to either side, a lower square plan single bay lodge, each with arched bipartite, parapet base also arched over. Parapetted low quadrant walls either side. Treatment of lodges not identical on rear elevation; entrance in stone-roofed full-width low outshot at left (north). (Historic Scotland)


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