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12 High Street, Kirkwall

A Category B Listed Building in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

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Latitude: 58.9773 / 58°58'38"N

Longitude: -2.9667 / 2°58'0"W

OS Eastings: 344520

OS Northings: 1010413

OS Grid: HY445104

Mapcode National: GBR M510.7MV

Mapcode Global: WH7C4.DMH9

Plus Code: 9CCVX2GM+W8

Entry Name: 12 High Street, Kirkwall

Listing Name: 12 High Street

Listing Date: 8 December 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 381598

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB36744

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200381598

Location: Kirkwall

County: Orkney Islands

Town: Kirkwall

Electoral Ward: Kirkwall West and Orphir

Traditional County: Orkney

Tagged with: Terrace house

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18th century with later alterations. 2-storey and attic, 3-bay symmetrical rectangular-plan. plain classical terraced town house with crowstepped gables, built on ground rising to W. Cement-rendered and lined.

N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: modern boarded door with letterbox fanlight at ground in bay to centre; window at 1st floor above. Window at each floor in each bay flanking.

4-pane timber sash and case windows; fixed, timber-framed attic windows; 3, evenly disposed rooflights to N pitch. Grey slate roof; stone ridge; cement-rendered and lined, corniced gablehead stacks to E and W; uPVC rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen, 1998.

Statement of Interest

One of the more imposing houses on this terrace, constructed largely in the 18th century which takes Kirkwall out to the west. The large gap between the 1st floor windows and the eaves is typical of town houses in both Orkney and Shetland. The attic windows which appear in this gap in each flanking bay are a more unusual feature.

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