Newmarket, Lewis

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Newmarket
Telephone box, Newmarket - geograph.org.uk - 1250347.jpg
Benside, in Newmarket
Newmarket is located in Outer Hebrides
Newmarket
Newmarket
Newmarket shown within the Outer Hebrides
Language Scottish Gaelic
English
OS grid reference NB423355
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ISLE OF LEWIS
Postcode district HS2
Dialling code 01851 70
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
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UK
Scotland
58°13′59″N 6°23′24″W / 58.233°N 6.390°W / 58.233; -6.390Coordinates: 58°13′59″N 6°23′24″W / 58.233°N 6.390°W / 58.233; -6.390

Newmarket (/ˈnˈmɑːrkət/; Scottish Gaelic: An Margaidh Ùr; Scottish Gaelic pronunciation: ['an̪ˠ 'maka:j uɾ]) is a village in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, on the isle of Lewis near Stornoway. It is part of the Leodsoch countryside and a peat site is not far away. Its nearest town is Stornoway and the nearest council headquarters is Na h-Eileanan Siar in Stornoway. Newmarket is within the parish of Stornoway.[1] Newmarket is situated on the A857 at the junction with the B895.[2] The remains of a stone circle exist to the west of the villages in a croft.[3]

Peat Site[edit]

The peat site is situated just at the border of the village, Laxdaleside.

Neighbouring villages[edit]

Neighbouring villages are: Laxdale (Lacasdail), Gress (Griais) and Tong (Thunga).

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