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Lewis, Brenish

Military Camp (20th Century)

Site Name Lewis, Brenish

Classification Military Camp (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Breanais; Breinis; Tom Na Ba Bailgfhionn

Canmore ID 213905

Site Number NA92NE 9

NGR NA 99309 26383

NGR Description Centred NA 99309 26383

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NA92NE 9 centred 99309 26383

For Radar Station see also NA92SE 18

The accommodation site for the radar station (NA92SE 18) is mainly situated on the E side of the N-S road that runs through Brenish, just S of the village hall.

The powerhouse (generator house) survives along with two motor transport buildings, two air-raid shelters and many concrete hut bases. Sheep pens now cover the main part of the site, notable where the NAAFI and other huts once stood.

J Guy 2002; NMRS MS 810/12, 1-6

The motor transport building at NA 99240 26198 is a garage with three bays. The brick and concrete engine room, 60m NW of the unroofed Old Schoolhouse (NA92NE 10), has a blast wall at the N end (NA 99280 26536). Several hut platforms also survive in the field to the S of the old schoolhouse.

The combined accommodation camp for the radar stations at Mealasta (NA92SE 18) and that at Islivig (NB 02NW 31) is visible on vertical air photographs (CPE/Scot/UK 186, 1345-1346, flown 9 October 1946) which show that it straddled the road. Most of the accommodation huts were situated on the E side of the road immediately S of the village hall, whilst to the W of the road, a possible second generator house and two or three other structures are visible on the photographs.

Visited by RCAHMS (DE, CS, SW), 3 August 2005.

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