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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
Entry Name: Walls (Hoy), Milestone to West of Lyrawa Bay
Listing Date: 31 January 2002
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
Traditional County: Orkney
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.
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.