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Latitude: 58.916 / 58°54'57"N
Longitude: -3.318 / 3°19'4"W
OS Eastings: 324195
OS Northings: 1003938
OS Grid: HY241039
Mapcode National: GBR L555.8TD
Mapcode Global: WH6B7.0597
Plus Code: 9CCRWM8J+CR
Entry Name: East Linksness, Hoy
Listing Name: Hoy, East Linksness, Including Ancillary Buildings
Listing Date: 16 September 1999
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 393661
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46372
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Hoy and Graemsay
County: Orkney Islands
Electoral Ward: Stromness and South Isles
Parish: Hoy And Graemsay
Traditional County: Orkney
Early 19th century. Single storey and attic, 3-bay symmetrical, rectangular-plan cottage. Harl-pointed rubble. Deep-set openings.
S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: boarded door at ground in bay to centre; window in each bay flanking.
N (REAR) ELEVATION: central window at ground. Timber square-plan lavatory addition to left of centre; boarded door.
E (SIDE) ELEVATION: attic window, set to right; gablehead stack above.
4-pane timber sash and case windows to S; fixed, lying-pane window to N; small rooflights to S pitch. Traditional graded stone tiled roof; stone ridge; corniced, rubble gablehead stacks to E and W; cast-iron rainwater goods.
INTERIOR: no seen, 1998.
ANCILLARY BUILDINGS: rectangular-plan, gabled rubble farm buildings forming L-plan sited to NE of house. S ARM: E ELEVATION: 3-bay block to left; 2-bay block to right. Central deep-set door with window in each bay flanking to block to left. Central boarded door with square-headed doorway to right to block to right. W ARM: S ELEVATION: central boarded door.
Traditional stone slab and turf roof to E pitch of short (S) arm; corrugated-iron to W pitch; traditional stone slab roof to W arm. Fixed 4-pane timber-framed windows.
INTERIORS: not seen, 1998.
A fine and remarkably little-changed example of a 19th century Orkney cottage. The small, deep-set openings, distinctive wide gap between windows and eaves, and lack of an internal lavatory indicate an early date. The steep pitch of the roof might indicate that it was originally thatched.
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