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Latitude: 58.7843 / 58°47'3"N
Longitude: -3.2495 / 3°14'58"W
OS Eastings: 327862
OS Northings: 989194
OS Grid: ND278891
Mapcode National: GBR L5BH.XW0
Mapcode Global: WH6BV.1GWR
Plus Code: 9CCRQQM2+P5
Entry Name: Gatepiers, Melsetter House, Hoy
Listing Name: Walls (Hoy), Melsetter House, Lodge, Gates, Gatepiers and Field Boundary Walls and Gatepiers
Listing Date: 31 January 2002
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395751
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48363
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Walls and Flotta
County: Orkney Islands
Electoral Ward: Stromness and South Isles
Parish: Walls And Flotta
Traditional County: Orkney
Mid-later 19th century. Single storey, former T-plan lodge house; later, 20th century additions to rear. Tooled, coursed sandstone. Crowstepped gables.
N ELEVATION: window to far left; door to right. 2 steps lead up to door. Advanced wing to right; window to right.
E ELEVATION: window to right. Harled extension to left; 2 windows.
S ELEVATION: advanced extension to right; window to left. Advanced wing to left; window to right. Later lean-to shed to left; door to right; window in right return.
W ELEVATION: 3 windows to W elevation; smaller central window. Window to rear lean-to extension.
6-pane timber sash and case windows. Timber plank doors. Pitched roofs; stone slates; crowstepped gables; coped gable apex stack to each gable; circular cans. Slate roof to gabled extension and lean-to shed.
INTERIOR: not seen, 2000.
GATES AND GATEPIERS
4 square-plan sandstone piers; base and cornice. Central cast-iron carriage gate and flanking pedestrian gates.
FIELD BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATEPIERS
Drystone wall to N of lodge encloses field to W; turns W-wards to line either side of current entrance driveway to Melsetter House. 2 square-plan gatepiers (ND 2703 8943), corbelled apex (missing to E pier). Drystone walls to E of lodge; gatepiers (ND 2786 8919) open onto track which leads to Melsetter from the S. Single thick circular-plan pier (similar to Snelsetter Gatepier, see separate List Description); thin cornice; stepped apex; accompanying square-plan pier; cornice; stepped apex; timber gate.
A-Group with Melsetter House, Chapel, Kitchen and Walled Gardens, Burial Enclosure, Estate Office, Gardener's Cottage, The Hall, Laundry House and Spinning Cottage. The lodge is situated beside the former main entrance to Melsetter House and was built before Lethaby carried out his alterations to Melsetter House. The gatepiers adjacent to the lodge are not present on the 1st Edition OS Map and are probably late 19th century.
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