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Lewis, Stornoway, Lews Castle, Sea Gate Lodge

Gate Lodge (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Lewis, Stornoway, Lews Castle, Sea Gate Lodge

Classification Gate Lodge (Period Unassigned)

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

Canmore ID 166372

Site Number NB43SW 49.03

NGR NB 42131 33002

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


Standing Building Recording (29 August 2017 - 30 August 2017)

NB 421 331 A programme of archaeological work was undertaken, 29–30 August 2017, in the grounds of Lews Castle. An enhanced standing building survey, including photographs, was undertaken of the Boatman’s Tower and Porter’s Lodge, except for those areas which were not accessible due to vegetation or unsafe conditions. A photographic record of the castle terrace walls and steps, as well as the castle sunken garden, was also produced. No finds or features of archaeological significance were recorded during a geophysical survey and subsequent evaluation in advance of the development of a children’s play park.

Archive: NRHE (intended)

Funder: MacLeod Archaeology and The Stornoway Trust

Dave McNicol and Christine Rennie – GUARD Archaeology Ltd

(Source: DES, Volume 18)


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