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Walls (Hoy), Lyness, Haybrake, Granary

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.8321 / 58°49'55"N

Longitude: -3.2059 / 3°12'21"W

OS Eastings: 330478

OS Northings: 994471

OS Grid: ND304944

Mapcode National: GBR L5GD.03S

Mapcode Global: WH6BN.Q8KL

Entry Name: Walls (Hoy), Lyness, Haybrake, Granary

Listing Date: 31 January 2002

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395737

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48354

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Walls and Flotta

County: Orkney Islands

Electoral Ward: Stromness and South Isles

Traditional County: Orkney

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Description

Mid-later 19th century. 2 storey, 6-bay cartshed and granary. Exposed flagstone walls. 6 segmental arched cart openings to principal elevation.

N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: formerly symmetrical elevation. 6 ground floor cart openings; stone piers. 3rd and 4th opening blocked with doorway; 5th opening partially blocked with doorway. Later lean-to shed to right; roofless remains of byre to left (both excluded from Listing). Single granary opening (now windows) above each pier.

E ELEVATION: raggles of former pitched building.

S ELEVATION: door to left; raggles of former single storey outbuilding. Window to right. 5 1st floor granary openings (now windows); blocked opening to far left.

W ELEVATION: 1st floor window to right. Later lean-to to ground floor.

Timber boarded doors including 2 stable doors. 2-pane and 4-pane replacement windows. Pitched, stone slate roof; rooflights. Coped ridge stack off-centre to E. Skews at both gable ends.

INTERIOR: not seen, 2000.

Statement of Interest

Relatively well preserved, traditional farm building. Once part of a courtyard plan steading, the remaining adjacent Haybrake farmhouse and farm buildings are excluded from the List. The steading of Haybrake is depicted on the 1941, Civil Engineers Department of the Admiralty, Plan of Lyness Naval Base during WWII as Haybrake Camp which opened March 1940.

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