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Source 1E describes rural housing on the Isle of Lewis. It part of a report on the Sanitary Condition of the Lews (the Isle of Lewis) which was sent to the Local Government Board for Scotland in 1905. The two men who wrote the report had visited the areas they described.

Study the document and answer the following questions.


1. What was in front of the entrance to the paupers house?

2. What did the inspectors discover when they went into the house?

3. How much space did cows occupy within the house?

4. Write a description of the conditions inside the house.
report on sanitary condition of the Lews , page 8

report on the sanitary condition of the Lews, page 9
Report on the Sanitary Condition of the Lews
National Archives of Scotland - HH58/9
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