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Skye, Portree, Beaumont Crescent, General

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Site Name Skye, Portree, Beaumont Crescent, General

Classification General View

Canmore ID 173509

Site Number NG44SE 74

NGR NG 4836 4353

NGR Description Centred NG 4836 4353

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Portree
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Skye And Lochalsh
  • Former County Inverness-shire

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PORTREE (Port an Righ/Portrigh -the King's Harbour) Portree should really be first encountered by boat, for it is best appreciated when seen from between the rugged shoulders of Trotternish and Ben Tianavaig, which stand sentinel at the mouth of the bay. The anchorage, with wharf and pier planned by Telford, 1818, is overlooked by genteel, curving terraces: Beaumont Crescent, advertised in 1839 as 'neatly furnished, and well adapted for respectable families', with Bosville Terrace above and Douglas Row, slightly later (and extended c.1870s) with lots of dormers along Quay Street. These form the nucleus of the planned village which, from the 1820s, began to replace the small existing settlement.

Taken from "Western Seaboard: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Mary Miers, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press

Archaeology Notes

NG44SE 74 centred 4836 4353


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