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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
MELBOST Melbost
Melbost
Melbost
Melbost
Roderick McSween
John McCrae
John MacKay
Donald Murray
027 About half a mile north of the road leading from Stornoway to Garrabost 2ΒΌ miles from the former.

A small village or range of houses or huts 2 miles from Stornoway they are of a very poor discription the side walls are only 5 feet high and are with out windows. The roofs are thatched with straw and have no chimneys. The people and the cattle sleep in the one appartment and all the dung and filth is preserved for manure in the interior of the huts which are cleaned only once in the year
CNOC BREAC Cnoc Bhreic
Cnoc Bhreic
Cnoc Breac
Cnoc Breac
Donald McSween
John MacRae
John MacKay
Donald Murray
Immediately South of Melbost village.

A low hill near the village of Melbost. The soil is of rough pasture but can be cultivated Cnoc Breac Signifies Spotted Hill

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