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Milestone To South Of Kirbuster House, South Walls, Hoy

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

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Latitude: 58.801 / 58°48'3"N

Longitude: -3.159 / 3°9'32"W

OS Eastings: 333130

OS Northings: 990960

OS Grid: ND331909

Mapcode National: GBR L5KG.PN0

Mapcode Global: WH6BW.F1YX

Plus Code: 9CCRRR2R+9C

Entry Name: Milestone To South Of Kirbuster House, South Walls, Hoy

Listing Name: South Walls (Hoy), Milestone to South of Kirbuster House

Listing Date: 31 January 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395725

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48339

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Walls and Flotta

County: Orkney Islands

Electoral Ward: Stromness and South Isles

Parish: Walls And Flotta

Traditional County: Orkney

Tagged with: Milestone

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Early 20th century. Segmental-headed stone slab milestone. Inscribed in sans serif characters 'S.NESS' (South Ness) above number '2' and arrow pointing right; 'K.HOPE' (Kirkhope) above number '1' 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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