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Latitude: 59.3242 / 59°19'27"N
Longitude: -2.973 / 2°58'22"W
OS Eastings: 344726
OS Northings: 1049053
OS Grid: HY447490
Mapcode National: GBR M402.YMQ
Mapcode Global: XH8K8.LW7R
Entry Name: Pierowall, Gill Point, Storehouse
Listing Date: 30 March 2001
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395424
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48000
Building Class: Cultural
County: Orkney Islands
Electoral Ward: North Isles
Traditional County: Orkney
1888. 3-storey, 10-bay, rectangular-plan storehouse, former fish curing shed. Exposed flagstone walls. Slaister pointing remains in places and to rear. Alternate canted corner stones to quoins.
NW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: near-symmetrical elevation. 2 windows to left; door; 3 windows to right of door; door; 2 windows to right of 2nd door; window to far right. 10 1st floor windows; 10 2nd floor windows. Central date stone between 1st and 2nd floor, dated 1888. Round-headed doorways.
NE ELEVATION: later stone ramp leads up to large inserted 1st floor door. Central 2nd floor window. Modern lean-to building to left
SE ELEVATION: 2nd floor windows. Modern lean-to addition obscures ground and 1st floors.
SW ELEVATION: 1st floor window to left (truncated, possible former hoist door); central 2nd floor window.
Varied glazing; predominantly 6-pane timber windows. 2 sliding timber doors to principal elevation doorways; single large sliding timber door to NE. Pitched slate roof. Coped gable end stacks and ridge stacks; numerous circular clay cans.
INTERIOR: not seen, 2000.
B-Group with Pierowall Harbour, Gill Pier. A large storehouse (former fish drying shed), remaining remarkably intact. Traditional, functional appearance, notable for its symmetrically placed windows. It continues to be used for storage. According to L Burgher, fish were salted in the store and in winter, hung on hooks to dry over movable braziers.
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