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30 High Street, Kirkwall

A Category C Listed Building in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

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Latitude: 58.977 / 58°58'37"N

Longitude: -2.9677 / 2°58'3"W

OS Eastings: 344462

OS Northings: 1010382

OS Grid: HY444103

Mapcode National: GBR M510.76T

Mapcode Global: WH7C4.DM0J

Plus Code: 9CCVX2GJ+QW

Entry Name: 30 High Street, Kirkwall

Listing Name: 30 High Street, Including Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 8 December 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 381603

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB36751

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200381603

Location: Kirkwall

County: Orkney Islands

Town: Kirkwall

Electoral Ward: Kirkwall West and Orphir

Traditional County: Orkney

Tagged with: Detached house

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18th century with alter alterations and additions. 2-storey, 3-bay near-symmetrical, rectangular-plan house with unsympathetic single storey piended modern addition to SW (principal) elevation; single storey, 2-bay lean-to garage addition to outer right and 2-bay gabled end to street, built on ground rising to SW. Harled.

SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: large window to centred modern addition; window in left return; glazed modern door in right return. Window at each floor in each bay flanking. Modern tilting garage door with window flanking to left in addition to outer right.

NE (HIGH STREET) ELEVATION: window at each floor in bay to right. Window at ground in bay to left. Gablehead stack.

2-pane timber sash and case windows; modern timber-framed window to piended addition; centred rooflight to SW pitch. Modern grey slate roof; red clay ridge; harled, corniced gablehead stacks to NE and SW; uPVC rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen, 1998.

BOUNDARY WALLS: low, harled coped wall along SW boundary; square plan gatepiers to each end.

Statement of Interest

Standing at the westerly extreme of the largely 18th century development that is High Street, Number 30 is traditionally sited with its gabled end to the street. Despite various modern additions it retains its substantial harled stacks and basic plan form.

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