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Kirbuster (Kirbister) Farm Museum

A Category B Listed Building in West Mainland, Orkney Islands

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Latitude: 59.1098 / 59°6'35"N

Longitude: -3.254 / 3°15'14"W

OS Eastings: 328281

OS Northings: 1025439

OS Grid: HY282254

Mapcode National: GBR L4BN.837

Mapcode Global: WH698.Z9M7

Plus Code: 9CFR4P5W+W9

Entry Name: Kirbuster (Kirbister) Farm Museum

Listing Name: Kirbister Farmhouse

Listing Date: 8 December 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 337709

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB6179

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200337709

Location: Birsay and Harray

County: Orkney Islands

Electoral Ward: West Mainland

Parish: Birsay And Harray

Traditional County: Orkney

Tagged with: Museum Local authority museum

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Farmhouse of old type consisting of a Fire-room with Sellar
at E. end and addition (dated 1723) at W. 1 storey.
Flagstone. Flagged roof with vent. Lean-to pantry on N.
side. Interior retains several original features including
fire-back, neuks for bed and peat, and flagged floor.
Marriage lintel (upside down) with date and initials
'I.S./K.N.' at addition Long BYRE freestanding to S.
Roofless STABLE AND BARN at E. with piggery, smiddy and

Statement of Interest

Very well known example of traditional Orkney house.

Belonged to Spences from 18th cent. Occupied until recently.

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