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Skaill House

A Category A Listed Building in West Mainland, Orkney Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 59.0476 / 59°2'51"N

Longitude: -3.3365 / 3°20'11"W

OS Eastings: 323419

OS Northings: 1018614

OS Grid: HY234186

Mapcode National: GBR L44T.DB8

Mapcode Global: WH69F.QVCD

Entry Name: Skaill House

Listing Date: 8 December 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352820

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18704

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Sandwick

County: Orkney Islands

Electoral Ward: West Mainland

Parish: Sandwick

Traditional County: Orkney

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Description

Oldest part (probably early 17th cent. but altered 1676
and later) consisted of three arms around a court with a
screen wall on W. side. 2 1/2 storeys. Harled. Corbie-steps
at N. arm; skews at S. Modern rear porch has armorial
panel from Breckness House. Court filled in 18th cent. to
accommodate stair. Stable yard to N. with brew-house and
harness-room. Extensive 19-20th cent. additions beyond.

Statement of Interest

Belonged to Graemes (Later Graham-Watts) of Breckness

(Stromness) Most complete 17th cent. country mansion

in Orkney.

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