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Loch Of Tankerness

Filter House (19th Century), Wind Pump (20th Century)

Site Name Loch Of Tankerness

Classification Filter House (19th Century), Wind Pump (20th Century)

Canmore ID 2983

Site Number HY50NW 24

NGR HY 5198 0920

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Orkney Islands
  • Parish St Andrews And Deerness
  • Former Region Orkney Islands Area
  • Former District Orkney
  • Former County Orkney

Archaeology Notes

HY50NW 24 5198 0920.

The masonry filter house and pump room was built in the late 19th century when the pump was powered by an oil engine. The present windpump replaced the oil engine in the early 1940s. The windpump was made by Climax, Horsham, Surrey. The tower has 4 legs of rolled steel angle section.

Information from GJ Douglas, Scottish Industrial Archaeology Survey, 1984 (see DC27655).

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Orkney Smr Note

Gothic boathouse in style of farm buildings at Hall of Tankerness (OR 47), later converted to house a windpump which is maintained in working order. RGL Apr 79

The masonry filter house and pump room was built in the late 19th century when the pump was powered by an oil engine. The present windpump replaced the oil engine in the early 1940s. The windpump was made by Climax, Horsham, Surrey. The tower has 4 legs of rolled steel angle section.

Information from GJ Douglas, Scottish Industrial Archaeology Survey, 1984 (see DC27655).

Information from Orkney SMR

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