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Orphir House (Hall of Gyre)

A Category C Listed Building in Orphir, Orkney Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.9233 / 58°55'23"N

Longitude: -3.1468 / 3°8'48"W

OS Eastings: 334065

OS Northings: 1004567

OS Grid: HY340045

Mapcode National: GBR L5L4.P5Q

Mapcode Global: WH6B3.MZQ6

Entry Name: Orphir House (Hall of Gyre)

Listing Date: 9 December 1977

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352649

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18578

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Orphir

County: Orkney Islands

Electoral Ward: Kirkwall West and Orphir

Parish: Orphir

Traditional County: Orkney

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Description

Main block built 1886 on site of earlier house built
c.1795. Sneck rubble. Slated roof. Corbie-steps.
Crenellated tower. W. wing was built 1851. E. wing may be
17th or 18th cents.

Statement of Interest

Gyre was bought by William Halcro of Coubister 1737 and

remains in his family. Mansion was built for James Halcro

Johnston of Coubister.

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