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Lews Castle Lodge at Bayhead Including Quadrant Walls

A Category B Listed Building in Steòrnabhagh a Tuath, Na h-Eileanan Siar

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.2159 / 58°12'57"N

Longitude: -6.3868 / 6°23'12"W

OS Eastings: 142463

OS Northings: 933627

OS Grid: NB424336

Mapcode National: GBR B7M0.FB9

Mapcode Global: WGY2Y.VRTG

Entry Name: Lews Castle Lodge at Bayhead Including Quadrant Walls

Listing Date: 1 February 1993

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352958

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18815

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Stornoway

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: Steòrnabhagh a Tuath

Parish: Stornoway

Traditional County: Ross-shire

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Description

Castellated gateway and lodges (all integrated) to Lews Castle, probably designed by Charles Wilson in mid 19th century. Rubble, ashlar dressings; windows boarded 1991 (formerly casements). Symmetrical main front to town, tall, square-plan and buttressed gatehouse with high, pointed-arched carriage pend underneath, 2-leaf gates of yett-type; to either side, a lower square plan single bay lodge, each with arched bipartite, parapet base also arched over. Parapetted low quadrant walls either side. Treatment of lodges not identical on rear elevation; entrance in stone-roofed full-width low outshot at left (north).

Statement of Interest

The 'Gatehouse' idea was used elsewhere by Wilson, eg at the Southern Necropolis, Glasgow. Lodges currently (1991) derelict.

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