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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
Entry Name: Walls (Hoy), Muckle Rysa Including Garden Wall
Listing Date: 31 January 2002
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
Traditional County: Orkney
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.
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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