Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

8 OLD SCAPA ROAD INCLUDING BOUNDARY WALLS AND RAILINGSLB46009

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
15/03/1999
Local Authority
Orkney Islands
Planning Authority
Orkney Islands
Burgh
Kirkwall
NGR
HY 44406 10308
Coordinates
344406, 1010308

Description

Earlier to mid 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay symmetrical, square-plan house with roofless former lectern doocot projecting from NE angle and lean-to garage projecting from SE angle. Re-pointed squared and snecked rubble. Eaves course. Block cills to windows.

NW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: deep-set timber panelled door with 2-pane rectangular fanlight at ground in bay to centre; window at 1st floor above. Window at each floor in each bay flanking. Wide doorway with boarded 2-leaf doors to single storey garage to outer right.

NE (SIDE) ELEVATION: 2-bay. Window at each floor in each bay.

SE (REAR) ELEVATION: 5-bay. Tall central stair window with 2 narrow lights flanking at 1st floor. Window at each floor in each bay flanking.

Predominantly 12-pane timber sash and case windows; 2 evenly disposed rooflights to SE pitch. Grey slate piended roof; red clay ridge and angles; paired, tall rubble, corniced stacks; predominantly uPVC rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen, 1998.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND RAILINGS: low squared rubble walls with ridged ashlar cope; decorative cast-iron railings; central cast-iron gate; rubble walls surrounding large rectangular-plan garden to rear.

Statement of Special Interest

A good early to mid 19th century example of a clasically-proportioned, square-plan, flagstone town house with piended roof and symmetrical paired rubble stacks. Its character and building materials strongly evidence its early to mid 19th century date. This style of town house is relatively rare on Orkney and is more commonly found in larger towns and cities on mainland.

It is located on the outskirts of Kirkwall on the principle historic route out of the town. What is now the garage was originally a cart shed or store. Further features of interest include the 12-pane glazing pattern and the original cast-iron railings.

The former doocot/laundry outshot to the south west corner of the building was removed in 1999 for road safety reasons. Two former flightholes of the doocot have been retained in the garden wall.

Statutory address and list description revised, 2013.

Previously listed as '8 Old Scapa Road, Including Boundary Walls, Railings and Former Doocot'.

References

Bibliography

1st edition Ordnance Survey map, (1881), evident; J Gifford, HIGHLAND AND ISLANDS, (Buildings of Scotland Series), (1992),

p 337; KIRKWALL PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVE, 914.1; 3362.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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