Design for a hotel in the grounds of Lews Castle, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, for William Hesketh Lever, 1st Baron Leverhulme (later Viscount Leverhulme): sketch plan and elevation

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RIBApix ref no RIBA97796
Architect/DesignerLutyens, Sir Edwin Landseer (1869-1944)
Artist/PhotographerLutyens, Sir Edwin Landseer (1869-1944)
CountryUK: Scotland
CityStornoway
Subject Date1919
Image Date1919
ViewExterior
ViewPlan
MediumDrawing
Library ReferencePA1610/LUT[272]
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Leverhulme, having acquired Lews Castle in 1919 and undertaken a series of alterations to it, proposed to construct a hotel in its grounds and consulted several architects in regard to that project. According to his correspondence, Lutyens was in Stornoway on 22 September 1919 to see the site. Nothing came of the hotel project, however, and in 1923 Leverhulme gifted Lews Castle and grounds to the people of Stornoway.

Subject tags

hotels