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Barra, Castlebay, The Square

Commercial Premises (19th Century), Dwelling (19th Century), Kelp Store (19th Century)

Site Name Barra, Castlebay, The Square

Classification Commercial Premises (19th Century), Dwelling (19th Century), Kelp Store (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Bagh A' Chaisteil, Taigh Na Square, Top Shop

Canmore ID 170219

Site Number NL69NE 65

NGR NL 66631 98296

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Western Isles
  • Parish Barra
  • Former Region Western Isles Islands Area
  • Former District Western Isles
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Site Management (6 October 2015)

Probably early 19th century. 2 storeys with attic and central nepus gable. Harled. 2 doors; 3 windows to each level (all 4-pane sash and case windows) including 2 piended dormers. Apex stacks; straight skews; slate roof. 2 doors above forestair on rear wall. (Historic Scotland)

Miers notes the property was originally a kelp store adapted in the mid 19th century to form commercial premises with accomodation to upper floors.


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