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Lews Castle Driveway Bridge Close to North End of Mansion

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.2121 / 58°12'43"N

Longitude: -6.3943 / 6°23'39"W

OS Eastings: 141996

OS Northings: 933228

OS Grid: NB419332

Mapcode National: GBR B7L0.XJS

Mapcode Global: WGY2Y.RV8F

Entry Name: Lews Castle Driveway Bridge Close to North End of Mansion

Listing Date: 1 February 1993

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352970

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18827

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 of uncertain date; possibly 18th century, as access to the MacKenzie's Seaforth Lodge, or alternatively (if less probably) built after 1944, the year in which Sir James Matheson acquired Lews, before beginning a complete rebuilding of the house and policies. Plain single archway (approx 5 feet span), built of rubble, including voussoirs. Low ledges, rather than parapets.

Statement of Interest

Possibly the earliest surviving arched bridge in the Outer Isles.

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