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Lower Millfield Farm, Including Outbuildings and Boundary Walls

A Category B Listed Building in North Isles, Orkney Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 59.1156 / 59°6'56"N

Longitude: -2.5982 / 2°35'53"W

OS Eastings: 365848

OS Northings: 1025572

OS Grid: HY658255

Mapcode National: GBR M4YM.VWS

Mapcode Global: WH8CW.241Q

Entry Name: Lower Millfield Farm, Including Outbuildings and Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 8 November 1995

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 354062

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19663

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Stronsay

County: Orkney Islands

Electoral Ward: North Isles

Parish: Stronsay

Traditional County: Orkney

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Description

Mid 18th century. 2-storey, 3-bay traditional rectangular-plan farmhouse with lower 2-storey byre and loft. Harled rubble flagstone.

SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: central doorway with boarded door and letterbox fanlight; single window at 1st floor above (upper sash replaced); single windows to ground and 1st floors in bays to outer left and right. Byre with loft above adjoining to NE.

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: single storey lean-to with corrugated roof; single windows to both floors in bay to outer left. Byre adjoining: glazed

square opening at ground (probably former muck hole).

SW ELEVATION: single windows to both floors to outer right.

NE (BYRE) ELEVATION: gabled with 2 openings to 1st floor.

INTERIOR (BYRE ONLY): flagstone floor, whitewashed walls; timber joists. 8-pane timber sash and case windows. Flag slate roof; stone

ridging; coped gablehead stack; 2 cast-iron skylights to rear.

OUTBUILDINGS AND BOUNDARY WALLS: single storey, pitch-roofed outbuilding (ruinous 1995) to NW of byre. Drystone wall enclosing garden to SE of house.

Statement of Interest

The NMRS photograph shows the byre unharled and the flat-roofed garage/store as pitch-roofed and turf-thatched.

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