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Gairsay, Langskaill House

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    N/A
  • Canmore ID
    2694
  • Site type
    CASTLE (MEDIEVAL)
  • County
    ORKNEY
  • Parish
    EVIE AND RENDALL
  • Council
    ORKNEY ISLANDS
  • NGR
    HY 43488 21922
  • Latitude, longitude
    59.080462N, 2.987669W
  • Archaeological notes
    HY42SW 8 43488 21922 (HY 4345 2190) Langskaill: Castle (NR) (In Ruins) OS 6" map, Orkney, 2nd ed.,(1900). A late-17th century building, which may incorporate considerably earlier work. The building enclosed three sides of a courtyard, a screen wall forming the fourth, south, side. This wall, and the east range, inhabited, remain. On the east side of the house is an enclosure with the foundations of projecting turrets at the east angles. On the shore a little SW of the house are the remains of a rectangular building, probably a storehouse, from which a boundary wall, provided with gun-loops, extends west to a kiln on the point known as the Taing (HY 432 219). RCAHMS 1946. Langskaill, as described except that no trace of the turrets at the angles of the enclosure can be seen. Visited by OS (RL) 8 June 1967.
  • Architectural notes
    N/A

Related material information

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 1254807 (1927)
    Interior. View of stair leading up to gateway.
  • 1254078 (1955)
    Interior.View of fireplace.
  • 1254077 (1955)
    Detail of heraldic panel in gateway.
  • 1254076 (1955)
    View of gateway with heraldic panel.
  • 1254053 ()
    View of E wing from courtyard.
  • 1254808 (1928)
    Langskaill House, from SW.
  • 1254079 (1930)
    Langskaill House, view of fireplace.
  • 1254056 (1930)
    View of entrance gateway.
  • 1254050 (1930)
    Langskaill House, east wing from courtyard.

PRINTS AND DRAWINGS

  • 2694 (1926)
    South elevation showing entrance with heraldic panel, and gables of W and E ranges. As proposed, with pencil annotations.
  • 2694 (1926)
    Eastern elevation of western rang. Shows proposed reconstruction, with pencil annotations.
  • 2694 (1930)
    Publication drawing; plan

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 2694 ()
    Photographic copy of drawing showing plan.
  • 2694 ()
    View of E wing from courtyard.
  • 2694 (1955)
    Interior.View of fireplace.
  • 2694 (1955)
    Detail of heraldic panel in gateway.
  • 2694 (1955)
    View of gateway with heraldic panel.
  • 2694 ()
    View of E wing from courtyard.
  • 2694 (1927)
    Interior. View of stair leading up to gateway.
  • 2694 (1930)
    Langskaill House, view of fireplace.
  • 2694 (1930)
    View of entrance gateway.
  • 2694 (1930)
    Langskaill House, east wing from courtyard.
  • 2694 (1928)
    Langskaill House, from SW.

DIGITAL NON-IMAGE FILE

  • 2694 (1996)
    Orkney

MANUSCRIPTS

  • 2694 (24/6/1929)
    C S T Calder's Orkney field notebook (no 1).

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Orkney, Sheet XCVI1879-80

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Orkney, Sheet 096.061879