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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395422
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47998
Building Class: Cultural
County: Orkney Islands
Electoral Ward: North Isles
Traditional County: Orkney
Late 19th century. Circular pigsty and single storey shed. Rubble flagstones.
Doorway to E; rectangular yard to front (E). Conical roof; rubble flagstones.
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.
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.