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Promontory Fort

Nearest Town:Stornoway (24km ESE)
OS Ref (GB):   NB235474 / Sheet: 8
Latitude:58° 19' 40.82" N
Longitude:   6° 43' 26.03" W

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This promontory juts out into the Atlantic Ocean and is well placed for a defensive structure with outlooks to both north and south. It is joined to Lewis mainland by a narrow neck of land across which a massive stone wall has been erected, the stones of which are now a tumbled mass spread over an area which is nearly 9m wide in places, indicating the original strength of the structure. The entrance to the promontory was at the south end of the wall at a wide gap between the wall end and the cliff edge.

Lewis and Harris by Francis Thompson.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
28th December 2016ce