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2 High Street, Kirkwall

A Category C Listed Building in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

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Latitude: 58.9774 / 58°58'38"N

Longitude: -2.966 / 2°57'57"W

OS Eastings: 344565

OS Northings: 1010431

OS Grid: HY445104

Mapcode National: GBR M510.801

Mapcode Global: WH7C4.DMW5

Plus Code: 9CCVX2GM+XJ

Entry Name: 2 High Street, Kirkwall

Listing Name: 2 High Street

Listing Date: 8 December 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 381596

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB36740

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200381596

Location: Kirkwall

County: Orkney Islands

Town: Kirkwall

Electoral Ward: Kirkwall West and Orphir

Traditional County: Orkney

Tagged with: Semi-detached house

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18th (?) century with later alterations. 2-storey, 3-bay, near-symmetrical, rectangular-plan end-of-terrace house built on ground rising to W. Harled. Eaves course. 1st floor windows set close under eaves.

N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: deep-set, modern, part-glazed door at ground in bay to centre; small, narrow window at 1st floor above. Window t each floor in each bay flanking.

E (SIDE) ELEVATION: blank with gablehead stack.

12-pane timber sash and case windows, (2-pane timber sash and case central 1st floor window). Traditional, graded stone tiled roof (replaced); stone ridge; stone skews; harled, corniced gablehead stack to E; similar common stack to W; uPVC rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen, 1998.

Statement of Interest

The easternmost end of a long terrace of mostly 18th century houses which takes the town out to the west.

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