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SANDAY, MARYGARTH MANSE WITH ANCILLARY BUILDINGS INCLUDING DRYING KILN, BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATEPIERSLB54

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
14/12/1995
Local Authority
Orkney Islands
Planning Authority
Orkney Islands
Parish
Cross And Burness
NGR
HY 65411 41201
Coordinates
365411, 1041201

Description

Rear wing, circa 1866; front block 1880. 2-storey, 3-bay T-plan former manse. Squared and snecked dressed pink sandstone to front; harled secondary elevations; ashlar dressings. Stop-chamfered arrises.

S (FRONT) ELEVATION: symmetrical 3-bay, regular fenestration. Door with bracketed stone canopy; bipartite windows at ground. Small cast-iron rooflight.

W ELEVATION: gable end of front block to S with single windows to 1st floor to left; broad 2-storey older wing set back to N.

E ELEVATION: gable end of front block to S with single windows to 1st floor to left; broad 2-storey older wing set back to N with single storey lean-to in re-entrant angle.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: advanced gable at centre with windows to both floors at centre; window to single storey range to E .

Timber sash and case windows 4-pane windows; 12-pane and hoppers to rear. Ashlar coped skews, moulded skewputts; ashlar coped apex stacks; grey slates.

INTERIOR, not seen, 1995.

OUTBUILDINGS, INCLUDING DRYING KILN, FORMER COACH HOUSE: various single storey rubble buildings to N and E, with flagstone roofs; circular rubble drying kiln and detached former coach house to E.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATEPIERS: substantial coped rubble walls enclose immediate gardens and over 8 acres of glebe land; pair of square gatepiers with stepped coping to yard.

Statement of Special Interest

The building works of 1880 uncovered massive circular walls suggesting the existence of a broch on the site. A rotary quern was also discovered. The outbuildings and especially the drying kiln, are of particular interest, reflected in the Category B listing.

References

Bibliography

1st edition Ordnance Survey map, (1881), evident; THE ORCADIAN (29th may, 1880); THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES AND MONUMENTS OF SANDAY AND NORTH RONALDSAY, Orkney Heritage Society; RCAHMS (1980).

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