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Note about Taransay House and theland quality on Tarasaigh/Taransay, 10 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/62

Scope and Contents

Note about Taransay House, Tarasaigh/Taransay describing its dimensions, construction and estimating it to have been built about three hundred years before [c1570]. Also mentioned is the 'fine large garden [of] good soil but ill cultivated' which leads on to a description of the land quality on the island, the presence of lazybeds and the 'Beautiful grazing...espe[cially] at Aoi Paible and Rà good water' [Uidh, Paibeil and Raah].


  • Creation: 10 July 1870

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 64 folios ; 19.5 x 23 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 15v, line 12 to folio 16r, line 2

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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