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Crofts and Residences

Crofts and Residences

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Title Description Imagessort ascending Id
2 Kershader The first tenant of this croft was Malcolm Macleod (1775) and was passed down through the family. Yes 10069
Pairc House Yes 10100
'House 3' Backhill Fisherman Donald MacLeod and his family lived here from 1875 until 1900, when he obtained a croft at 5 Borve. The house at Backhill passed to his son Roderick, who married Effie in 1903, and it subsequently passed to... Yes 104437
1a Skigersta Yes 107113
1b Skigersta Yes 107144
9 High Borve, Lewis This croft was created in 1866 as an additon to the previous 8 crofts. It was created for William Morrison, blacksmith.  Yes 108958
3 Habost, Lochs Donald Macrae from Steimreway was the first tenant of 3 Habost. The kitchen table at 3 Habost was once used as an operating table for Angus Mackay (1864-), who was too ill to travel to hospital. Another well-known... Yes 11389
6 Habost, Lochs The first tenant of this croft was Donald Macrae (mac Andreas) who had originated from Kintail. Yes 11391
2 Caverstay The first tenant of this croft was Donald Macdonald from 10 Garyvard, followed by his son Donald (Covey). Yes 11415
19 Southside Gravir 19 Southside is off 19 Gravir. At one time 3 families lived on 19 Gravir. The homes of John MacPhail (Ned) and his sister, Dolina MacDonald were connected and forms the present single house. The house occupied by Kenny... Yes 1150
Both Cnoc Dubh Yes 12705
1 Habost, Lochs Until January 2007 there was a prominent building on 1 Habost, the ruin of Jimmy Tod's house, which incorporated a slaughter house, shop, weaving shed with four looms, and a garage for his bus. Originally the house was... Yes 1299
2 Kirkibost No.2 Kirkibost is located between Nos. 1 and 3, the sea and the moor. John Macaulay was the first tenant in 1878 after resettlement. The same family is still in occupation. It is a free gift tenancy. Yes 1387
3 Kirkibost No.3 Kirkibost is located between Nos. 2 and 4, the moor and East Loch Roag. Angus Maclennan was the first tenant after resettlement. The same Maclennans are still the tenants. Yes 1388
6 Kirkibost No.6 Kirkibost is situated between Nos. 5 and 6, the moor and the sea. The first tenant after resettlement was John Gillies. The croft is a free gift tenancy. Yes 1391
11 Kirkibost No.11 Kirkibost is situated between Nos. 10 and 12, the sea and the moor. The 1st tenant after resettlement in 1878 was Donald Macdonald, "Dol". There were 3 dwellings on the croft - one double ended and one detached.... Yes 1397
12 Kirkibost No.12 Kirkibost is located between Nos. 11 and 13, the moor and East Loch Roag. The 1st tenant after resettlement in 1878 was Angus Macaulay, "Aonghas Buidhe". The tenancy remains in the same family. Yes 1398
13 Kirkibost No.13 Kirkibost is situated between Nos. 12 and 14, East Loch Roag and the moor. The 1st tenant after resettlement was Angus Macaulay, "Aonghas Mairi". It stayed in the family until the 1990's when it was sold to... Yes 1399
14 Kirkibost No.14 Kirkibost is situated between Nos. 11 and 15. The 1st tenant after resettlement was John Macdonald, "Daidh" - he had 7 children, none of whom married. They took in a cousin - Norman Macdonald - who then inherited... Yes 1400
18 Kirkibost No.18 Kirkibost is located on either side of the road to Rubha Ghlais(No 19), and between East Loch Roag and Nos. 17 and 19 . The 1st tenant after resettlement was Malcolm Smith, "Calum Ruadh". The croft was sold in the... Yes 1404
23 Kirkibost No.23 Kirkibost is situated between the moor road in the north, Loch Ballaglom in the south, and Nos. 22 and 24. The 1st tenant after resettlement was John MacNaughton from Breaclete. He exchanged 9 Breaclete with... Yes 1410
24 Kirkibost No. 24 Kirkibost is situated between the moor road, Loch Ballaglom and Nos. 23 and 25. The first tenant after resettlement in 1878 was Malcolm Macdonald, "Calum Thormoid Mhoir". The croft is still with the same family. Yes 1412
25 Kirkibost No.25 Kirkibost is situated between the moor road, Loch Ballaglom and Nos. 24 and 26. The first tenant after resettlement in 1878 was Donald Macdonald, "Domhnall Dubh". The tenency has remained in the same family since... Yes 1413
26 Kirkibost No.26 Kirkibost is situated between No.25, the common grazing, Loch Ballaglom, and the village of Ballaglom. The first tenant after resettlement was Duncan Maclennan, "Donnchadh Drobhair". The croft stayed in the family... Yes 1414
3 Lundale When Lundale was lotted in 1892 <<20108Norman Macaulay##>> "Tormod Ban", 19 Tobson moved to No 3 with his family. Five of his children emigrated and three of his sons lost their lives in WW1. The son who... Yes 1622
Soval Estate and Lodge, Soval, Lochs According to local oral tradition, the original building that is now Soval Lodge was an inn before 1841. When Sir James Matheson bought the Lews Estate in 1842 he could see the potental in dividing the Island into... Yes 17391
21a Balallan Donald Martin, 21 Balallan became the first tenant of this croft after 21 Balallan was split in 1886. After his daughter Christina's death in 1989, the croft went to her grand-nephew, Calum Martin who lived in... Yes 18517
Kyles House Transcript of part of a letter to the landowner, James A.S. Mackenzie, from his solicitor, Thomas Mansfield. The house referred to is Tigh a Chaolais and was occupied by John Macdonald after he left Little Bernera until... Yes 18960
Thule House Thule House, on 18 Tobson, was one of the first "white houses" built in Bernera, probably in the early to mid 1800s by Murdo Macdonald. This house has had many extensions added on to it over the years, with one part... Yes 19081
8 Calbost Croft 8 Calbost was never confined to one family until "Domhnuill an S'heock" died in 1957. At times there were three dwelling houses on it. Yes 1914

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