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Lews Castle Driveway Bridge at Ngr Nb 4210 3321

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.2121 / 58°12'43"N

Longitude: -6.3924 / 6°23'32"W

OS Eastings: 142107

OS Northings: 933229

OS Grid: NB421332

Mapcode National: GBR B7L0.QS3

Mapcode Global: WGY2Y.SV5C

Entry Name: Lews Castle Driveway Bridge at Ngr Nb 4210 3321

Listing Date: 1 February 1993

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352969

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18826

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

Driveway bridge, like to be by Charles Wilson as part of the work done at Lews Castle for Sir James Matheson, who acquired the estate in 1844; though (much less probably) it may be earlier, and built for the Seaforth MacKenzies. Ambitious-scale, large single segmental arch, rubble wih rock-faced ashlar voussoirs and abutment buttresses. Band course on upper part of stonework defines parapets, these topped by spiked wrought-iron railings.

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