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Lewis Hotel, 9-10 North Beach, Stornoway, Lewis

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.2084 / 58°12'30"N

Longitude: -6.3907 / 6°23'26"W

OS Eastings: 142181

OS Northings: 932802

OS Grid: NB421328

Mapcode National: GBR B7L1.5JX

Mapcode Global: WGY2Y.SYZ8

Plus Code: 9CCM6J55+8P

Entry Name: Lewis Hotel, 9-10 North Beach, Stornoway, Lewis

Listing Name: North Beach Lewis Hotel

Listing Date: 25 March 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 388078

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB41732

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Stornoway

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Town: Stornoway

Electoral Ward: Steòrnabhagh a Deas

Traditional County: Ross-shire

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Description

"J McK(enzie)/AR/1829" datestone prominent on front wall. Tall and imposing 3-storey hotel; 4 regular bays above ground floor; on corner site, gable to Castle Street. Painted, with contrasting detail - thickly painted main walling probably rendered underneath; dressings, scrolled skewputts, margins, rusticated quoins and stacks probably all ashlar; slate roof. Sash windows with (mostly) 4-pane glazing. At ground, 3-bay public house bar at left, with projecting sign over; 2 bays at right (ie bays 3 and 4) line up with those above. Outer 1st floor windows are tripartite (to light reception/public rooms, presumably), otherwise single windows throughout excepting flat-roofed 3-light centre dormer which has plate-glass sashes. Single window only on flank to Castle Street, at 1st floor; much altered/modernised low rear wing. Detailing of skewputts and of stacks - the latter of which are rusticated and with moulded cornices - is high quality.

Statement of Interest

Shallowness of plan is unusual for 1829; perhaps the building site was constricted, perhaps a pre-existing building was incorporated, which dictated plan of upper works. Skewputts may be re-used. Rustication on chimneys may compare with similar detailing at Amity House, and at "Cromwells".

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