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87 Horogh

Cottage (19th Century)

Site Name 87 Horogh

Classification Cottage (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 87 Horve

Canmore ID 238388

Site Number NL69NE 75

NGR NL 65905 98095

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

Recording Your Heritage Online

No 87 Horve (Horogh), later 19th century Felt-roofed fisherman's cottage with battered walls, a rare survival marooned among council housing. Originally thatched, its small windows have painted reveals for extra light. Owing to the relative prosperity of the herring boom, Barra is not littered, as the Uists are, with ruins of later 19th-century thatched dwellings. Instead, the blackhouses described in 1840 as 'of a most miserable description' were replaced relatively early on with a colourful variety of 'improved' dwellings, some with corrugated iron walls between stone gables. Regrettably, many of these now lie abandoned.

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

Site Management (6 October 2015)

Probably 19th century (built before 1878). Single storey 3-bay Hebridean-type cottage. Central door on north west elevation; 4-pane sashes; 3 windows to rear. Rubble-built slightly battered walls with curved angles; painted reveals piended tarred felt roof (originally thatched) set back traditionally to inner face of wallhead. (Historic Scotland)


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