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Westend, Whaness, Hoy

A Category C Listed Building in Stromness and South Isles, Orkney Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.906 / 58°54'21"N

Longitude: -3.3019 / 3°18'6"W

OS Eastings: 325097

OS Northings: 1002807

OS Grid: HY250028

Mapcode National: GBR L566.44M

Mapcode Global: WH6B7.7DXX

Plus Code: 9CCRWM4X+C6

Entry Name: Westend, Whaness, Hoy

Listing Name: Hoy, West End

Listing Date: 16 September 1999

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393667

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46378

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Hoy and Graemsay

County: Orkney Islands

Electoral Ward: Stromness and South Isles

Parish: Hoy And Graemsay

Traditional County: Orkney

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Description

Later to late 19th century with later alterations. Single storey, 3-bay, symmetrical rectangular-plan cottage, sited to E of former croft complex, (now derelict). Harl-pointed random rubble.

N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: deep-set boarded door in bay to centre. Small window in each bay flanking.

S (REAR) ELEVATION: window set to outer left and right.

E AND W (GABLED) ELEVATIONS: blank; gablehead stacks above.

2-over-single-pane timber sash and case windows. Traditional graded stone tiled roof; stone ridge; stone skews; corniced rubble gablehead stacks.

INTERIOR; not seen, 1998.

Statement of Interest

An example of 19th century domestic architecture on Orkney which retains its small openings relative to wall area and its substantial stacks.

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