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Milestone To West Of Lyrawa Bay, Walls, Hoy

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

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Latitude: 58.872 / 58°52'19"N

Longitude: -3.2366 / 3°14'11"W

OS Eastings: 328789

OS Northings: 998948

OS Grid: ND287989

Mapcode National: GBR L5C8.XRG

Mapcode Global: WH6BG.880H

Plus Code: 9CCRVQC7+Q9

Entry Name: Milestone To West Of Lyrawa Bay, Walls, Hoy

Listing Name: Walls (Hoy), Milestone to West of Lyrawa Bay

Listing Date: 31 January 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395741

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48358

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Walls and Flotta

County: Orkney Islands

Electoral Ward: Stromness and South Isles

Parish: Walls And Flotta

Traditional County: Orkney

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Early 20th century. Segmental-headed stone slab milestone. Inscribed in sans serif characters 'N.NESS' (North Ness) above number '6' and arrow pointing left; 'HOY' above number '5' and arrow pointing right.

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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