Fivepenny

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Fivepenny
Scottish Gaelic: Na Còig Peighinnean
Village Street, Fivepenny (geograph 2638463).jpg
The B8014, through Fivepenny
Fivepenny is located in Outer Hebrides
Fivepenny
Fivepenny
 Fivepenny shown within the Outer Hebrides
Language Scottish Gaelic
English
OS grid reference NB525646
Civil parish Barvas
Council area Na h-Eileanan Siar
Lieutenancy area Western Isles
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ISLE OF LEWIS
Postcode district HS2
Dialling code 01851
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Scottish Parliament Western Isles
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 58°30′00″N 6°14′53″W / 58.500°N 6.248°W / 58.500; -6.248

Fivepenny (Scottish Gaelic: Na Còig Peighinnean[1]) is one of the many villages in the Lewis district of Ness (Nis in Gaelic) and part of the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Fivepenny is within the parish of Barvas,[2] and is situated on the B8014, between Port of Ness and Eoropie.[3]

There are two separate places with this name, both in the north-west of Lewis. Furthest north in Ness the full name of the village there is Còig Peighinnean Nis, and in the Borve area further south of the village there is Còig Peighinnean Bhuirgh. Both are known locally as Na Còig Peighinnean, the full name only being used to distinguish one from the other.

Name[edit]

The name refers to the fact that it is made up of five pennylands.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Còig Peighinnean Nis". Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Details of Fivepenny". Scottish Places. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "B8014". Sabre. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 

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