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6 Nicolson Street, Kirkwall

A Category B Listed Building in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

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Latitude: 58.9761 / 58°58'33"N

Longitude: -2.9676 / 2°58'3"W

OS Eastings: 344469

OS Northings: 1010282

OS Grid: HY444102

Mapcode National: GBR M510.79F

Mapcode Global: WH7C4.DN37

Plus Code: 9CCVX2GJ+CX

Entry Name: 6 Nicolson Street, Kirkwall

Listing Name: 6 Nicolson Street, Including Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 8 December 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 381604

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB36753

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200381604

Location: Kirkwall

County: Orkney Islands

Town: Kirkwall

Electoral Ward: Kirkwall West and Orphir

Traditional County: Orkney

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Later 18th century with later alterations. 2-storey, 3-bay rectangular-plan plain symmetrical, crowstepped gabled house with ball-finialled gabled entrance porch to centre; lean-to projection to rear. Harled.

SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: window to entrance porch at ground in bay to centre; modern part-glazed door in left return; window at 1st floor above. Window at each floor in each bay flanking.


NE (REAR) ELEVATION: lean-to projection spanning bays at ground.

12-pane timber sash and case windows; fixed timber-framed window to porch. Traditional graded Caithness stone tiled roof; stone ridge; harled, corniced stacks to SE and NW; polygonal cans; uPVC rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen, 1998.

BOUNDARY WALLS: low harled walls with ashlar cope from porch along front elevation.

Statement of Interest

This house is a particularly fine and intact survival of 18th century domestic architecture. It retains its small-pane glazing pattern, crowtepped gables and traditional Caithness stone roof, features that have become increasingly rare in Kirkwall.

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