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Balfour Castle Doocot,

A Category B Listed Building in North Isles, Orkney Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 59.0296 / 59°1'46"N

Longitude: -2.9101 / 2°54'36"W

OS Eastings: 347857

OS Northings: 1016197

OS Grid: HY478161

Mapcode National: GBR M45V.X7B

Mapcode Global: WH7BZ.89HN

Entry Name: Balfour Castle Doocot,

Listing Date: 8 December 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352696

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18616

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Shapinsay

County: Orkney Islands

Electoral Ward: North Isles

Traditional County: Orkney

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Description

17th cent. Circular doocot on rock at shore. Flagstone. Crenellated corbelled parapet with corbie-stepped cap-house.

Statement of Interest

Unusual doocot on unusual site. Used as 'douche-house' in

19th cent.

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