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TITLE
Lews Castle, Stornoway
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00436
PLACENAME
Stornoway
DISTRICT
Lewis
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Stornoway
PERIOD
1940s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12149
KEYWORDS
Lews castle
mansion
Stornoway
Lews Castle, Stornoway

Lews Castle, in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis, was built in 1848 for Sir James Matheson, by the architect Charles Wilson of Glasgow. The single-storey conservatory was added in about 1875. The grounds of the house consisted of a square mile of deciduous woodland unique in the Outer Isles. The imposing castellated mansion was presented to the people of Stornoway by Lord Leverhulme, and is now used as a College of Further Education. The photographer, Duncan Macpherson, travelled to Stornoway from Kyle of Lochalsh on the TSV Loch Seaforth, a regular scheduled ferry service in the 1940s and 1950s


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Lews Castle, Stornoway

ROSS: Stornoway

1940s

Lews castle; mansion; Stornoway

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Lews Castle, in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis, was built in 1848 for Sir James Matheson, by the architect Charles Wilson of Glasgow. The single-storey conservatory was added in about 1875. The grounds of the house consisted of a square mile of deciduous woodland unique in the Outer Isles. The imposing castellated mansion was presented to the people of Stornoway by Lord Leverhulme, and is now used as a College of Further Education. The photographer, Duncan Macpherson, travelled to Stornoway from Kyle of Lochalsh on the TSV Loch Seaforth, a regular scheduled ferry service in the 1940s and 1950s <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a><br />