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Holland Dovecot, to South West of Holland Farm

A Category B Listed Building in North Isles, Orkney Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 59.3465 / 59°20'47"N

Longitude: -2.9028 / 2°54'10"W

OS Eastings: 348752

OS Northings: 1051478

OS Grid: HY487514

Mapcode National: GBR M461.0XM

Mapcode Global: XH8K9.HBQN

Entry Name: Holland Dovecot, to South West of Holland Farm

Listing Date: 8 December 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352682

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18601

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Papa Westray

County: Orkney Islands

Electoral Ward: North Isles

Parish: Papa Westray

Traditional County: Orkney

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Description

Probably early-mid 18th century. Rectangular-plan lectern dovecot; formerly with crowstepped gables (top courses of walls partially missing). Harled coursed rubble. Rat ledge below eaves to lower height S elevation; continued at slightly higher level to remaining elevations. 2 square flight holes above ledge to E side. Entrance to E side. Nesting ledges inside; remains of some brick divisions (for nesting boxes). Roof missing.

Statement of Interest

B-Group with Holland House, Walled Garden, Pair of Storehouses/Bothies, Windmill Stump and Store and Holland Farm. One of the earlier remaining structures of the Holland estate. The estate was bought by Thomas Traill, a soldier and member of what became a large landholding family in the Orkneys in 1637. It remained in the possession of the Traill family (apart from a gap between 1886 and 1928) until 1952. The main block of Holland House (see separate list description) was constructed between 1810-14 and the majority of the farm buildings (see separate list descriptions) are of 19th century date; however both retain some earlier structures.

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