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Blackhouse Croft, Arnol, Isle of Lewis

The Blackhouse is a traditional Western Isles dwelling in which a family of crofters and their livestock lived under the same roof. Aside from being a place to eat and sleep, the long, thin building was used as a barn for storage and the processing of grain and other produce. They were built without a chimney and few windows, which is how they may have got their name.

Copyright: Gary Davies
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 16416x8208
Taken: 05/08/2017
Uploaded: 20/02/2020
Updated: 28/02/2020


Tags: blackhouse; tradition; croft; barn; historic building; scottish; scotland; western isle; island; isle of lewis; preserved; dwelling; outer hebrides; heritage; farm
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