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2 Balfour Village

A Category C Listed Building in North Isles, Orkney Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 59.0319 / 59°1'54"N

Longitude: -2.9096 / 2°54'34"W

OS Eastings: 347890

OS Northings: 1016447

OS Grid: HY478164

Mapcode National: GBR M45V.PW8

Mapcode Global: WH7BZ.87RY

Entry Name: 2 Balfour Village

Listing Date: 9 December 1977

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352700

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18620

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Shapinsay

County: Orkney Islands

Electoral Ward: North Isles

Parish: Shapinsay

Traditional County: Orkney

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Description

Mid 19th century. 2 storeys (1st floor raised into roof),
2 bays. Roughly coursed rubble. Door at right and 1 window
to ground 1 central 1st floor window with raised wallhead
gable. Slate roof.

Statement of Interest

Balfour Village makes a B Group.

Col. Balfour advocated the improvement of the island

of Shapinsay in the mid 19th century. All houses, cottages

and steadings were erected to plans approved by Col.

Balfour.

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