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Berneray, Borve

Township (Post Medieval)

Site Name Berneray, Borve

Classification Township (Post Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Borgh

Canmore ID 75710

Site Number NF98SW 25

NGR NF 9140 8082

NGR Description Centred NF 9140 8082

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Western Isles
  • Parish Harris
  • Former Region Western Isles Islands Area
  • Former District Western Isles
  • Former County Inverness-shire

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Borve (Borgh) Excellent example of a crofting township dating from the resettlement of 1900. The byres were built first, providing accommodation for the crofters until their new houses were ready. Within battered walls nearly a metre thick were a stone-flagged byre and stable, with temporary living quarters at one end.

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

Archaeology Notes

NF98SW 25 centred on 9140 8082

See also: NF89SW 22 NF9126 8118 House

NF98SW 25.01 Farmstead

Borve (name at NF 9140 8082 on OS 1:10,000 map, 1971): a settlement of continuous depopulation and repopulation inextricably mixed.

Visited by OS (RB) 26 June 1965

A township comprising thirteen roofed buildings, one of which is a long building, thirty-six unroofed buildings, one of which is a long L-shaped building, several enclosures and some field walls are depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire, Hebrides, Harris, North Uist etc 1880, sheet xxvi). Sixty-five roofed, five partially roofed and twenty-seven unroofed buildings, several enclosures and some field walls are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1971).

Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 2 April 1997.


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