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Walls (Hoy), Milestone to East of Pegal Hill

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.863 / 58°51'46"N

Longitude: -3.2222 / 3°13'20"W

OS Eastings: 329600

OS Northings: 997935

OS Grid: ND296979

Mapcode National: GBR L5D9.JNN

Mapcode Global: WH6BG.GHTC

Entry Name: Walls (Hoy), Milestone to East of Pegal Hill

Listing Date: 31 January 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395770

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48377

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 20th century. Segmental-headed stone slab milestone. Inscribed in sans serif characters 'N.NESS' (North Ness) above number '5' and arrow pointing left; 'HOY' above number '6' and arrow pointing right.

Statement of Interest

A simple but well designed milestone, its lettering suggesting Arts and Crafts influences. It is one of a group of similar stones within the parish which are likely to date from the early 20th century. The prominent 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 these milestones' design might be by him. The milestones are not shown on the 1903 2nd Edition OS map.

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