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Hoy Lodge, Hoy

A Category B Listed Building in Stromness and South Isles, Orkney Islands

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Latitude: 58.9148 / 58°54'53"N

Longitude: -3.3391 / 3°20'20"W

OS Eastings: 322976

OS Northings: 1003827

OS Grid: HY229038

Mapcode National: GBR L535.C53

Mapcode Global: WH6B6.P655

Plus Code: 9CCRWM76+W9

Entry Name: Hoy Lodge, Hoy

Listing Name: Hoy, Hoy Lodge Including, Kennels, Boundary Walls and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 24 August 1995

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 346815

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB13628

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Hoy and Graemsay

County: Orkney Islands

Electoral Ward: Stromness and South Isles

Parish: Hoy And Graemsay

Traditional County: Orkney

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Original, pre-1880 S range incorporated in L-plan additions, William Lethaby, 1900, forming 2-storey, crowstepped-gabled, U-plan traditional Orkney laird's house with later additions to N and E. Harled.

S (ORIGINAL) RANGE: S ELEVATION: irregular, 5-bay. 2 windows to lean-to porch at ground in bay to left of centre; window in left return; door in right return. (Enlarged) 3-light window at ground in bay to outer left; window at 1st floor above. Irregularly disposed window at each floor in remaining bays to right. Gabled return to right: window at ground to left; window at 1st floor to right; gablehead stack above. gabled return to left: window at each floor to left; gablehead stack above.

W RANGE: W ELEVATION: irregular 6-bay with garden wall between 2nd and 3rd bays (from left). Window at ground in bay to centre; blank above. Window at each floor in bay to penultimate right; stair window to outer right (advanced 2-bay S range return to extreme right). Window at each floor in remaining bays to left. E (INTERNAL) ELEVATION: single storey, regularly fenestrated, 3-bay. N RANGE: S ELEVATION: regular, 3-bay. Window at each floor in each bay. N ELEVATION: regular 3-bay with 2-bay W range return to outer right. Window in each bay at 1st floor; lean-to with door in left return between centre and right bays. Single storey lean-to to E gable.

Predominantly 12-pane timber sash and case windows; small rooflights to various pitches. Traditional graded stone tiled roof; stone ridge; harled corniced ridge and gablehead stacks; uPVC rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen, 1998.

BOUNDARY WALLS: fine, extensive random rubble, battered garden walls bounding L-plan site with rounded corners and coping. Drum piers to S vehicular gateway with stepped caps; square piers to E vehicular gateway with pyramidal caps.

KENNELS: sited to NE corner of garden. Gabled, stone, 2-bay building with square-headed entrance in each bay to E; small opening to gablehead; wall to runs running S; dwarf walls to railings at S. Traditional graded stone tiled roof.

Statement of Interest

The original south range was part of two ranges evident pre 1881 at a site marked 'The Park'. When extended in 1900, it was first named Orgil Lodge, lying as it does to the west of Orgil. It was built and extended as part of the Melsetter Estate at which Lethaby worked extensively, providing some outstanding Arts and Crafts work (see separate listing of Melsetter House, Walls and Flotta Parish). It is noted as being 'one of two mansions on the island' (Groome), the other being Melsetter, and as having belonged, at the time of writing, to John George Moodie Heddle. The original stone tiled roof has been retained and interest is added by the unusual inclusion of a pair of kennels.

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