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Pharay Houses and Buildings of 1880s / 1890s
The following views on the state of the houses on Pharay come from those employed by the Ordnance Survey in the preparation of maps around the 1880s / 1890s:
Quoy – Two small dwelling houses, one storey high and with thatched roofs. They are built of stone and in fair repair. It is at the north end of the island and about 240 yards north of Cott.
Cott – A small farm about ½ mile south of the north end of the island. It is built of stone, one storey high, thatched and in poor condition.
Doggerboat – A small farmhouse with adjoining cottages. These are stone built, thatched and one storey high. It is in poor repair.
School – A small house, used as a school. It is built of stone and one storey high and unusually it has a slate roof. It must be remembered that the school had been constructed not that long before in 1884. It is in good condition.
Hammar – A small farmhouse about 180 yards south of the school.
Lakequoy – A small stone built farmhouse of one storey high. It is thatched and considered to be in poor repair. It is about a ¼ mile south of the school.
Roadside – A small stone built cottage house. It is one storey high and thatched. It is in fair repair. The location as for Lakequoy is about a ¼ mile south of the school.
Hill – A small stone built farmhouse about a ¼ mile south of the school. It is one story high and in fair repair.
Windywa – Two small stone built dwelling houses. They are one storey high, with thatched roofs, and in good repair. It is about 200 yards north of Holland.
Holland – Two small stone built dwelling houses. These have thatched roofs and the houses are in good repair. It is about a ¼ mile north west of the Ness.
Ness – Two small one story high dwelling houses. They have thatched roofs and are in fair repair. The Ness is in the south end of the island.