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Latitude: 58.8578 / 58°51'28"N
Longitude: -2.8942 / 2°53'39"W
OS Eastings: 348514
OS Northings: 997055
OS Grid: ND485970
Mapcode National: GBR M569.YR2
Mapcode Global: WH7CR.JM1C
Entry Name: Bow Farmhouse (The Bu of Burray)
Listing Date: 8 December 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 354330
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19906
Building Class: Cultural
Location: South Ronaldsay
County: Orkney Islands
Electoral Ward: East Mainland, South Ronaldsay and Burray
Parish: South Ronaldsay
Traditional County: Orkney
Mansion built c. 1800 on site of The Bu. 3 storeys; 3
bays wide with porch. Harled; dressed corner stones and
chimneys. Slated roof. Interior has fine winding stair with
solid newel. Several out-buildings (one with heraldic panel
dated 1649) and well.
The Bu, chief seat of Stewarts of Burray, was one of
greatest mansions in Orkney (For inventories see P.O.A.S.
XII) Archibald Stewart acquired Burray in later 16th cent.
Barbara Stewart of Burray married William Stewart of Mains
(Galloway) in 17th cent. Sir Archibald Stewart, 3rd Bt.,
died in Marshalsea Prison 1746 and estates passed to his
kinsman, 6th Earl of Galloway.
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