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Walls (Hoy), Millhouse

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.8417 / 58°50'30"N

Longitude: -3.2115 / 3°12'41"W

OS Eastings: 330177

OS Northings: 995552

OS Grid: ND301955

Mapcode National: GBR L5FC.9L3

Mapcode Global: WH6BN.M1X5

Entry Name: Walls (Hoy), Millhouse

Listing Date: 31 January 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395764

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48371

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 19th century with later additions. 2-storey; 3-bay; rectangular-plan house with slightly narrower 20th century single storey addition to NE. Symmetrical design with regularly disposed openings. Main block: coursed rubble. Addition: timber clad in asphalt. Coped gables to main block.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: late 20th century glazed rectangular-plan lean-to porch/conservatory projects to central entrance/to either side to main block; entrance to left return; part-glazed replacement timber door set back within. Flanking windows to each floor and one above. 20th century addition adjoins set back slightly to right. 3 windows.

NW ELEVATION: small central window to each floor to main block. Inserted window to left of ground floor. 20th century addition adjoins set back slightly to left; central entrance with flanking windows.

SW ELEVATION: window to left of gable end of main block.

NE ELEVATION: gable end of 20th century addition projects to gable end of main block (blank).

A combination of 4-pane timber casements and 4-pane timber sash and case windows to main block. Asbestos slate roof to main block (corrugated metal roof to 20th century addition). Gablehead stacks with band courses to either side of main block; round cans.

Statement of Interest

A comfortable symmetrical farmhouse of mid 19th century date. It appears as 'Millhouse' on the 1881 OS map (presumably because of its proximity to Risa Mill, situated to the SW). It is described as a farmhouse (the property of Mr Heddle Esq of Hoy) in the OS Name Book of circa 1880.

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