Ness, former parish, Barvas (Lewis)

Grid reference

NB 519 651 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

151900 965100







Nearby places

St Moluag's Church, Barvas (Lewis) (0 miles)

St Ronan's Well, Barvas (Lewis) (0.09 miles)

Teampull Rònaidh, eccles. Barvas (Lewis) (0.22 miles)

Teampull Thòmais, Barvas (Lewis) (1.01 miles)

Teampull Pheadair, Barvas (Lewis) (1.06 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (non-extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?


Relationships with other parishes

Within Barvas, parish (Lewis)

Relationships with other places

Contains Teampull Pheadair, Barvas (Lewis)

Parish details

Now in Barvas parish.

Parish TLA


Medieval diocese


Parish notes

One of the 4 parishes of Lewis described by Archdeacon Monro in 1549, the parsonage appears to have remained independent (Monro W.I. 61, 63; Geog. Coll. ii, 184). Cowan 1967, 155. This parish appears to have included the district still known as Ness (now a parish called Cross) , the greater part of the modern parish of Stornoway STY, which includes two districts, Stornoway & Gress, some small islands on the coast, and two at some distance in the Northern Sea. Only reference to it as a parish is in Monro. Church apparently ded. to St Peter - stood either at Habost or Swainbost on north coast. The present parliamentary or parish church stands at South Galson on n.w. coast, where of old stood the church of the Holy Cross. Various other churches and chapels listed - v. OPS ii (1) 388.