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Walls (Hoy), North Ness, Milestone

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.8064 / 58°48'23"N

Longitude: -3.2035 / 3°12'12"W

OS Eastings: 330568

OS Northings: 991612

OS Grid: ND305916

Mapcode National: GBR L5GG.18Q

Mapcode Global: WH6BN.RXQ9

Entry Name: Walls (Hoy), North Ness, Milestone

Listing Date: 31 January 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395768

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48375

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Walls and Flotta

County: Orkney Islands

Electoral Ward: Stromness and South Isles

Traditional County: Orkney

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Description

Early-mid 20th century. Segmental-headed, sandstone milestone. Inscribed in sans serif characters 'HOY' with direction arrow to N and number '11' below; 'S. NESS' with S pointing arrow and number '5' to bottom.

Statement of Interest

A simple but well designed milestone, its lettering suggesting Modernist influences. It is likely to date from the earlier 20th century, although it could be slightly earlier. The prominent Arts and Crafts 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 Lethaby designed this milestone. There are a number of similar milestones within Walls and Flotta parish.

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