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Muckle Rysa Farmhouse, Walls, Hoy

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

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Latitude: 58.8531 / 58°51'11"N

Longitude: -3.2026 / 3°12'9"W

OS Eastings: 330712

OS Northings: 996804

OS Grid: ND307968

Mapcode National: GBR L5GB.7NQ

Mapcode Global: WH6BG.SR41

Plus Code: 9CCRVQ3W+6X

Entry Name: Muckle Rysa Farmhouse, Walls, Hoy

Listing Name: Walls (Hoy), Muckle Rysa Including Garden Wall

Listing Date: 31 January 2002

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395766

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48373

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 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay farm house. Rendered.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: central door (painted navy blue); flanking windows. 3 1st floor windows centred above.

N ELEVATION: ground floor window to left; 1st floor window to right. Lean-to porch to far right.

W ELEVATION: narrow, central ground and 1st floor windows.

S ELEVATION: ground and 1st floor window to right. Lean-to porch set back to left; door to right; window to left.

Timber boarded doors; narrow rectangular fanlight to E door. Predominantly 8-pane timber sash and case windows; 1 12-pane window remains. Pitched roof; stone (Caithness) slates; crowstepped gables. Coped gable end stacks. Modern slated lean-to porch roof.

INTERIOR: not seen, 2000.


Rubble flag wall encloses small garden to E; plain, square-plan gatepiers to E.

Statement of Interest

Muckle Rysa is a good example of a simple, 2-storey vernacular house. The elevations have not been altered apart from the later porch addition. The farm buildings are excluded from the Statutory List. Depicted as 'Muckle Risa' on the 1st Edition OS map.

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