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

Date: 08/04/2011

Location: Gearrannan, Isle of Lewis, Hebrides, Scotland

Photographer: Craig Williams

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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

Date: 08/04/2011

Location: Gearrannan, Isle of Lewis, Hebrides, Scotland

Photographer: Craig Williams

Buy this print online:

 
Item added to cart