Roof Details - Blackhouse, Lewis, Scotland

The traditional approach to roofing the blackhouse (croft) was to place layer of turf over the wooden framework and then cover with hay/straw. This was then tied down with old fishing nets and the ropes and stones keep this in place.

Makes a nice photo, I think
Ref:
Date:
08/04/11
Location:
Gearrannan, Isle of Lewis, Hebrides, Scotland
Photographer:
Craig Williams
Roof Details - Blackhouse, Lewis, Scotland

Roof Details - Blackhouse, Lewis, Scotland

The traditional approach to roofing the blackhouse (croft) was to place layer of turf over the wooden framework and then cover with hay/straw. This was then tied down with old fishing nets and the ropes and stones keep this in place.

Makes a nice photo, I think
Ref:
Date:
08/04/11
Location:
Gearrannan, Isle of Lewis, Hebrides, Scotland
Photographer:
Craig Williams