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Lochside, Pigsty and Shed

A Category C Listed Building in North Isles, Orkney Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 59.2941 / 59°17'38"N

Longitude: -2.9246 / 2°55'28"W

OS Eastings: 347433

OS Northings: 1045663

OS Grid: HY474456

Mapcode National: GBR M445.8Z7

Mapcode Global: XH8KH.6NYB

Entry Name: Lochside, Pigsty and Shed

Listing Date: 30 March 2001

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395422

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47998

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Westray

County: Orkney Islands

Electoral Ward: North Isles

Traditional County: Orkney

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Description

Late 19th century. Circular pigsty and single storey shed. Rubble flagstones.

PIGSTY

Doorway to E; rectangular yard to front (E). Conical roof; rubble flagstones.

SHED

Door to S; plain gable ends. Low lean-to shed to rear (N). Pitched roof; crude crowstepped gables; large stone slabs to roof; single glazing pane in roof.

Statement of Interest

Situated apart from Lochside house and farm buildings, the pigsty is no longer in use. The date of the sty is uncertain. Small circular buildings were easier to build, no corners were necessary, thus removing the weak points and making the building more pig-proof. This sty serves to remind that pigs were once commonly found on Orkney farms. There are a number of circular pigsties remaining in S Wales, and a few in Orkney, however, this is the only remaining one found on Westray.

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