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3 and 4 Balfour Village

A Category C Listed Building in North Isles, Orkney Islands

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Coordinates

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

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352701

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18621

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 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.

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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