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Lewis, Callanish Farm

Farmhouse (Period Unassigned), Farmstead (Period Unassigned), Inn (Period Unassigned), Post Office (19-20th Century), Scientific Research Establishment (20th Century)

Site Name Lewis, Callanish Farm

Classification Farmhouse (Period Unassigned), Farmstead (Period Unassigned), Inn (Period Unassigned), Post Office (19-20th Century), Scientific Research Establishment (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) University Of Edinburgh, Department Of Archaeology; Calanais; Callernish Inn

Canmore ID 4168

Site Number NB23SW 20

NGR NB 21344 32782

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

NB23SW 20 21344 32782

The Object Name Book describes the Callanish Inn as 'This Inn is built of lime and stone, one storey high, slated and in good repair, the accommodation is good for man and beast.

Name Book 1853

The Callanish (Callernish) Inn is depicted as roofed on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Island of Lewis, Ross-shire 1853, sheet 25) and is shown as three buildings. The 1st edition 25-inch shows that the Post Office was part of the Inn as does the 2nd edition 6-inch map (ibid) and by the date of the Revision map (c.1930-40), a further annotation of a telephone call box had been added.

The current OS 1:2500 scale digital map annotaes the buildings as 'Callanish Farm' and the configuration of the buildings has altered.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), August 2005

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