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South Walls (Hoy), Milestone to North of Gallow Tuag

A Category C Listed Building in Stromness and South Isles, Orkney Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.7889 / 58°47'20"N

Longitude: -3.2034 / 3°12'12"W

OS Eastings: 330538

OS Northings: 989665

OS Grid: ND305896

Mapcode National: GBR L5GH.M8Y

Mapcode Global: WH6BV.RCR5

Entry Name: South Walls (Hoy), Milestone to North of Gallow Tuag

Listing Date: 31 January 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395720

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48335

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Walls and Flotta

County: Orkney Islands

Electoral Ward: Stromness and South Isles

Traditional County: Orkney

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Description

Early 20th century. Segmental-headed stone slab milestone. Inscribed in sans serif characters 'N.NESS' (North Ness) above number '5' and arrow pointing right; 'K.HOPE' (Kirkhope) above number '2' and arrow pointing left.

Statement of Interest

A simple but well designed milestone, its lettering suggesting Arts and Crafts influences. It is one of a number of similar stones in the parish which are likely to date from the early 20th century. The prominent architect, W R Lethaby, carried out work on the island for the Middlemores of Melsetter between 1898 and the early 1900's (see separate list descriptions for Melsetter). There is a possibility that these milestones' design might be by him. The milestones are not depicted on the 1903 2nd Edition OS Map.

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