This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.
We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?
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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 388078
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB41732
Building Class: Cultural
County: Na h-Eileanan Siar
Electoral Ward: Steòrnabhagh a Deas
Traditional County: Ross-shire
"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.
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".
Other nearby listed buildings