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5 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: -2.9093 / 2°54'33"W

OS Eastings: 347906

OS Northings: 1016452

OS Grid: HY479164

Mapcode National: GBR M45V.PZJ

Mapcode Global: WH7BZ.87WW

Entry Name: 5 Balfour Village

Listing Date: 9 December 1977

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352702

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18622

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Shapinsay

County: Orkney Islands

Electoral Ward: North Isles

Parish: Shapinsay

Traditional County: Orkney

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Description

Mid to later 19th century. Single storey, 3 bay cottage
with gable end to street. Harled. Central door, 2 flanking
windows, 1 window in gable end, 8-pane glazing. corniced
end stcaks, 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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