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Latitude: 59.0318 / 59°1'54"N
Longitude: -2.9094 / 2°54'33"W
OS Eastings: 347901
OS Northings: 1016444
OS Grid: HY479164
Mapcode National: GBR M45V.PYG
Mapcode Global: WH7BZ.87TY
Entry Name: 3 and 4 Balfour Village
Listing Date: 9 December 1977
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 352701
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18621
Building Class: Cultural
County: Orkney Islands
Electoral Ward: North Isles
Traditional County: Orkney
Mid 19th century. 2 storey, 3-bay house. Roughly coursed
rubble with harled gable end. Entrance elevation; central
door with 1 window to right, 1 window in each upper, outer
bay. Elevation to the Green: 2 windows symmetrically
placed in each storey. Coped end stacks, slate roof.
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.