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Lewis, Leurbost

Head Dyke (Post Medieval), Township (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Lewis, Leurbost

Classification Head Dyke (Post Medieval), Township (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Luirbost

Canmore ID 4229

Site Number NB32NE 3

NGR NB 3739 2560

NGR Description Centred NB 3739 2560

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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



A township comprising seventy-six roofed buildings, two partially roofed buildings, one of which is annotated as a Ruins, fifty unroofed buildings, several of which are annotated as Ruins, several enclosures and a head-dyke is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Ross-shire, Island of Lewis 1854, sheet 33).

This site is now located within the crofting township of Leurbost as shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1974).

Information from RCAHMS (SAH), 25 July 1997.


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