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18 High Street, Kirkwall

A Category C Listed Building in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

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Latitude: 58.9772 / 58°58'37"N

Longitude: -2.9671 / 2°58'1"W

OS Eastings: 344499

OS Northings: 1010403

OS Grid: HY444104

Mapcode National: GBR M510.7HH

Mapcode Global: WH7C4.DMBD

Plus Code: 9CCVX2GM+V5

Entry Name: 18 High Street, Kirkwall

Listing Name: 18 High Street

Listing Date: 8 December 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 381599

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB36747

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200381599

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, 3-bay symmetrical rectangular-plan plain classical terraced house with crowstepped gables, built on ground rising to W. Cement-rendered and lined. Plain margins to openings at ground. Timber mullion to bipartite windows.

N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: part-glazed timber-panelled door at ground in bay to centre; window at 1st floor above. Bipartite window at each floor in each bay flanking.

2-pane timber sash and case windows; 3, evenly disposed rooflights to N pitch. Modern asbestos fish scale tiled roof; stone ridge; harled, corniced gablehead stacks to E and W; uPVC rainwater goods.

INTERIOR; not seen, 1998.

Statement of Interest

With its ground floor windows probably enlarged in the 19th century and bipartites inserted on both floors, this house, nevertheless, remains relatively intact in form. It retains its crowstepped gables and its plain classical symmetrical main elevation. It forms part of a largely 18th century development which takes Kirkwall out to the west.

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