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Skye, Portree, Douglas Row, General

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Site Name Skye, Portree, Douglas Row, General

Classification General View

Canmore ID 275999

Site Number NG44SE 95

NGR NG 48364 43457

NGR Description Centred on NG 48364 43457

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) should really be first approached by sea, for it is best appreciated as you pass between the rugged shoulders of Trotternish and Ben Tianavaigstanding 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 repectable families', with Bosville Terrace above and Douglas Row, slightly later (and extended c.1870s) with lots of dormers along Quay Street. These are the nucleus of the planned village that, from the 1820s, began to replace the small existing settlement.

Taken from "Western Seaboard: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Mary Miers, 2007. Published by the Rutland Press


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