NF0999 : Main Street, Hirta

near to Mullach Sgar [hill or Mountain], Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Great Britain

Main Street, Hirta
Main Street, Hirta
Hirta is the main island of the St Kilda archipelago and was inhabited for, probably, 2,000 years before the population was finally evacuated in 1930. The traditional stone blackhouse were built in 1830s and later replaced c.1860, after a great storm, by sixteen new cottages. The remains of the blackhouses continued to be used as animal byres and for storage. Six of the cottages have been renovated for use by the National Trust for Scotland.

The wall running around the village is the head dyke which was to keep grazing animals out of the cultivated areas. The round enclosure left of centre is the village graveyard.
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2011
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Date Taken
Monday, 5 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 13 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  Religious sites  Islands  Derelict, Disused  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NF 0991 9930 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:48.7508N 8:34.3757W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NF 0925 9902
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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