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34 Albert Street, Kirkwall

A Category B Listed Building in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

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Latitude: 58.983 / 58°58'58"N

Longitude: -2.9589 / 2°57'31"W

OS Eastings: 344983

OS Northings: 1011041

OS Grid: HY449110

Mapcode National: GBR M41Z.R9P

Mapcode Global: WH7C4.JG7Y

Plus Code: 9CCVX2MR+5F

Entry Name: 34 Albert Street, Kirkwall

Listing Name: 34 Albert Street

Listing Date: 15 March 1999

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393070

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45969

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200393070

Location: Kirkwall

County: Orkney Islands

Town: Kirkwall

Electoral Ward: Kirkwall East

Traditional County: Orkney

Tagged with: Shop Tenement

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Late 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay symmetrical rectangular-plan shop tenement with gothic details. Polished sandstone ashlar at ground; squared rubble with polished and tooled sandstone ashlar dressings at 1st floor; random rubble to sides. Aproned base course; cornice course between floors; wrought-iron window box holders to outer 1st floor windows; corniced eaves course. Roll- moulded openings windows at ground; pointed arched windows flanking round-arched doorway at ground; segmental-arched windows with stop-chamfered reveals and long and short margins at 1st floor.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: trefoil-finialled gabled entrance with acanthus leaf consoles over doorway and flanking nook shafts; inscription, 'SE DEUS NOBISCUM' to gablehead; modern wrought-iron 2-leaf guards over 2-leaf timber panelled doors; window at 1st floor above. Large shop window at ground with window at 1st floor above in bays flanking.

Modern shop windows at ground; 2-pane timber sash and case windows above. Grey slate roof; stone ridge; stone skews; bracketed and gabletted skewputts; corniced rubble gablehead stacks to N and S; cast-iron rainwater goods with decorative downpipe brackets.

INTERIOR: modern shop at ground; unseen above, 1998.

Statement of Interest

Notably different in style from its neighbours, its gothic details are of interest in the streetscape. The inscription to the gablehead is the burgh motto.

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