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Latitude: 58.8275 / 58°49'38"N
Longitude: -3.1084 / 3°6'30"W
OS Eastings: 336100
OS Northings: 993863
OS Grid: ND361938
Mapcode National: GBR L5PD.GSJ
Mapcode Global: WH6BQ.7D23
Entry Name: Flotta (Hoy), Whome Kiln and Barn
Listing Date: 31 January 2002
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395718
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48333
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Walls and Flotta
County: Orkney Islands
Electoral Ward: Stromness and South Isles
Parish: Walls And Flotta
Traditional County: Orkney
Earlier-later 19th century. Single storey, rectangular-plan threshing barn; circular kiln attached to W gable. Exposed stone rubble.
S ELEVATION: central door. Kiln set back to far left.
E ELEVATION: plain gable.
N ELEVATION: central door; door to far left. Kiln to far right.
W ELEVATION: kiln off-set to left. Later lean-to corrugated sheet building to right (not part of statutory list).
Timber plank doors. Corrugated sheet roof to barn; stone slabs to kiln.
INTERIOR: not seen, 2000.
The kiln was a characteristic feature of the traditional Orkney farm and thus, although redundant in use, Whome Kiln remains as an important survival from earlier Orkney farming practices. The threshing barn has been little altered; the threshing doors remain aligned and it is currently used for storage, however the range to the NE which is present on the 1st Edition OS map, no longer remains. The door alignment helped to create a through-draught and thereby aided the separation of grain from chaff whilst hand flailing. The kiln was then used to dry the corn before grinding and may also have been used for drying malt for making ale. The associated buildings are excluded from listing.
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