2011

HY4410 : Kirkwall: castle ruins plaque on the Lloyds TSB

taken 13 years ago, near to Hatston, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland

Kirkwall: castle ruins plaque on the Lloyds TSB
Kirkwall: castle ruins plaque on the Lloyds TSB
Explaining why Castle Street is so named, this plaque gives a history of the site now occupied by the very unhistoric Lloyds TSB bank. It states:

"Near this spot, facing Broad Street, stood, in the year 1865, the last remaining fragments of the ruins of the castle of Kirkwall.
A royal fortress of great antiquity and originally of vast strength, but of which from the ravages of war and time nearly every vestige had long previously disappeared.
Its remains, consisting of a wall 55 feet long by 11 feet thick and of irregular height, were removed by permission of the Earl of Zetland on application of the trustees acting in execution of the Kirkwall Harbour Act 1859 in order to improve the access to the harbour, and this stone was erected to mark the site. MDCCCLXVI [1866]"

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Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts City, Town centre other tags: Bank (Financial Institution) Plaque Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Street in Kirkwall [55] · Stone [11] · Castle Street [6] ·
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Chris Downer   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 30 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 4 October, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HY 4490 1096 [10m precision]
WGS84: 58:58.9331N 2:57.6174W
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OSGB36: geotagged! HY 4490 1096
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