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Elrose, St Mary's

A Category C Listed Building in East Mainland, South Ronaldsay and Burray, Orkney Islands

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Latitude: 58.8959 / 58°53'45"N

Longitude: -2.9181 / 2°55'5"W

OS Eastings: 347190

OS Northings: 1001310

OS Grid: HY471013

Mapcode National: GBR M546.ZXX

Mapcode Global: WH7CK.4NPQ

Plus Code: 9CCVV3WJ+8P

Entry Name: Elrose, St Mary's

Listing Name: St Mary's Village, Elrose, Including Boundary Walls.

Listing Date: 16 September 1999

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393683

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46390

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Holm

County: Orkney Islands

Electoral Ward: East Mainland, South Ronaldsay and Burray

Parish: Holm

Traditional County: Orkney

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Later 19th century. Single storey, 3-bay rectangular-plan symmetrical cottage. Harled. Concrete cills.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: boarded door with letterbox fanlight (boarded) in bay to centre. Window in each bay flanking.

S (SIDE) ELEVATION: window, set to outer right to gabled elevation; gablehead stack above.

4-pane timber sash and case windows. Welsh purple slate; stone ridge; 2 evenly disposed rooflights to E pitch; concrete skews; harled corniced gablehead stacks to N and S.

INTERIOR: not seen, 1997.

BOUNDARY WALLS: low harled rubble walls to E; concrete cope; centred, harled square-plan piers.

Statement of Interest

The plot of land is marked on the late 19th century plan as being owned by John Cromarty, but had yet to be built on at that time. This cottage is a relatively intact survivor of the original simple single storey cottage built along the shore to accomodate the herring industry workers in St Mary's, many of which have been largely altered. Formerly listed as West End, Cottage.

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