Tuesday, 3 January 2017
Old buildings around Sandside
I was out the other day and took some more photos of the old byres around Sandside. I've used the DistressedFX app again for some effects. Above old cattle stalls, with manger. You can see this was originally a dwelling house, with the chimney clearly visible. A house would be built and when it was beyond repair, or a larger one needed, the old one became byres.
Below a blocked off doorway between byres.
Multiple changes have gone on with this wall!
Old cattle stalls
A hole in a door! I love the staples along the top, and the hinge...rusting but still holding.
The recess in the wall may have been part of the dwelling house - or it may just be as a result of the alterations. These recesses appear higher up in some old houses - they were shelves to keep jugs of water (or beer!) on. The channels in the floor are as a result of the building being converted to a byre...
This is inside an old barn, which at one time was a mill with a wheel powered by water outside.
More cattle stalls....
There is a fantastic new book out by Keith Allardyce, with stories by Tom Muir - "Silent : a portrait of deserted Orkney Buildings". I treated myself to a copy for Christmas.
There is an old building from Graemsay in it too - Cott of School....