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Lews Castle Creed Lodge Including Gateway and Driveway Bridge Nearby

A Category C Listed Building in Sgir'Uige agus Ceann a Tuath nan Loch, Na h-Eileanan Siar

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.2056 / 58°12'20"N

Longitude: -6.4193 / 6°25'9"W

OS Eastings: 140481

OS Northings: 932608

OS Grid: NB404326

Mapcode National: GBR B7J1.BFT

Mapcode Global: WGY34.C0DT

Entry Name: Lews Castle Creed Lodge Including Gateway and Driveway Bridge Nearby

Listing Date: 1 February 1993

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352959

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18816

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Stornoway

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: Sgir'Uige agus Ceann a Tuath nan Loch

Parish: Stornoway

Traditional County: Ross-shire

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Description

Probably designed by Charles Wilson, mid 19th century. Lodge to Lews Castle, with gateway and driveway bridge alongside. LODGE: altered and flat-roofed; probably more castellated originally than appears now. Rectangular plan, 2 bays x 1, corbels at deep fascia below eaves probably surmounted originally by crenellations, like the survivors over the taller diagonally-set turret on west flank to roadside; flat-roofed circular turret at SE angle was probably similar, too. Rubble-built, squared dressings, painted lintels, modern glazing. Original main door on narrow end wall facing driveway now a window; existing porch on east flank unlikely to be original.

GATEWAY: Convex-curved low quadrants with stone terminal piers where polocies dyke adjoins, quadrants topped by spiked cast-iron railings, gates to similar pattern, cast-iron gatepiers are polygonal on plan, hollow, and with castellated tops.

BRIDGE: Single segmental arch, rubble built, including crenellated rustic parapet, rock-faced squared stonework to voussoirs and shallow-battered abutments.

Statement of Interest

Whilst iron-work in the Stornoway area generally is unusually good, the gatepiers here are a rare survival of comparatively early date.

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