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Pierowall, Cottage St Clair

A Category C Listed Building in North Isles, Orkney Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 59.3191 / 59°19'8"N

Longitude: -2.9901 / 2°59'24"W

OS Eastings: 343744

OS Northings: 1048500

OS Grid: HY437485

Mapcode National: GBR L4Z3.8YZ

Mapcode Global: XH8KG.C1B3

Entry Name: Pierowall, Cottage St Clair

Listing Date: 30 March 2001

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395423

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47999

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Westray

County: Orkney Islands

Electoral Ward: North Isles

Traditional County: Orkney

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Description

Mid-late 19th century. Single storey, 3-bay, rectangular-plan cottage. Flagstone walls; slaister pointing. 20th century single storey, timber boarded extension to E on concrete plinth.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: central door; flanking windows. Timber boarded extension to right; door to left; 3 windows to right.

E ELEVATION: window off centre to left.

N ELEVATION: 2 windows to right in extension; window to left.

W ELEVATION: plain gable wall.

INTERIOR: not seen, 2000.

Timber boarded doors; 12-pane and 4-pane timber sash and case windows to cottage. Pitched roof; large flagstones; coped gable end stacks; circular cans. Tarred asphalt roof to extension.

OUTBUILDINGS

Circular cans: one to W stack, 2 to E stack Outbuilding to SE of cottage; lean-to roof; door to S. Outbuilding to S of cottage; lean-to roof; door to E.

Statement of Interest

A traditional vernacular building. Despite the later addition, the cottage retains its original 3-bay arrangement with traditional large stone slab roof. Further buildings (probably farm buildings) which were situated to the W of the cottage, were recently removed.

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