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Pierowall, Gill Point, Storehouse

A Category B Listed Building in North Isles, Orkney Islands

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Coordinates

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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395424

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48000

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Westray

County: Orkney Islands

Electoral Ward: North Isles

Traditional County: Orkney

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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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