List of Category A listed buildings in Orkney


This is a list of Category A listed buildings in the Orkney council area in central Scotland.

Orkney shown within Scotland
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In Scotland, the term listed building refers to a building or other structure officially designated as being of "special architectural or historic interest".[1] Category A structures are those considered to be buildings of "national or international importance, either architecturally or historically".[1] Listing was begun by a provision in the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1947, and the current legislative basis for listing is the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.[1] The authority for listing rests with Historic Environment Scotland, an executive agency of the Scottish Government, which inherited this role from the Scottish Development Department in 1991. Once listed, severe restrictions are imposed on the modifications allowed to a building's structure or its fittings. Listed building consent must be obtained from local authorities prior to any alteration to such a structure. There are approximately 47,000 listed buildings in Scotland, of which around 8 percent (some 3,800) are Category A.[1]

The council area of Orkney comprises an archipelago of around 70 islands, including 20 inhabited islands with a total population of around 20,000. There are 20 Category A listed buildings on the islands.

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  1. ^ Sometimes known as OSGB36, the grid reference (where provided) is based on the British national grid reference system used by the Ordnance Survey.
    "Guide to National Grid". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 12 December 2007.
    "Get-a-map". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 17 December 2007.
  2. ^ Historic Environment Scotland assign a unique alphanumeric identifier to each designated site in Scotland, for listed buildings this always begins with "LB", for example "LB12345".


  1. ^ a b c d Scotland's Listed Buildings 2016. Historic Environment Scotland. 2016. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Churchill Barrier No 3, Glimps Holm to Burray, excluding concrete edge beam, crash barriers, and modern road surfacing, Orkney Islands". Historic Environment Scotland. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Churchill Barrier No 4, Burray to South Ronaldsay, excluding concrete edge beam, crash barriers, modern road surfacing, car parking area and toilet block to northeast, Orkney Islands Islands". Historic Environment Scotland. Retrieved 29 November 2016.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Category A listed buildings in the Orkney Islands at Wikimedia Commons