Township: Hynish

Map Reference: Hynish f

Name Type: building

Meaning: The house of the gun powder

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Information:Where the gunpowder for blasting the quarries was stored away from the accommodation.

The stores, barracks for up to 100 men, magazine for gunpowder and walled gardens built 1836-8 by Mr Scott, the foreman. Account of the Skerryvore Lighthouse by Alan Stevenson 1848, 102

It later became a hen house. It contained "the best of fittings" -brass hinges etc. that you would expect from a lighthouse building - WL.

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Languages : Gaelic, English

Informants: Lachlan MacFarlane, Hynish,11/1995

Informant 2: Willie Lamont, Mannal, 8/1995