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Landed Estate in the Mainland of Orkney
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Landed Estate in the Mainland of Orkney

2009 - While having a clear out in the farm office today I came across this poster advertising the sale of Swannay Farm in the year 1847. It states that Swannay is 3 hours from Kirkwall by sea and that a road is formed more than half the way by land! An opportunity for someone with £7000 to £8000 to invest.
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Picture added on 15 November 2009 at 15:28
Comments:
Where would the pier/jetty have been for landing the grain for the mill?
Added by Brian Butler on 16 November 2009
The nearest pier would have been at Aikerness in Evie, around 5 miles from Swannay.
Added by Ian Tait on 20 November 2009
We always heard that our gr.grandfather Magnus Mowat, b. 1827,came from Swannay Farm in Orkney. His Mother was Janet Johnston b.1795.Wonder if Magnus Johnston is related.
Added by Jane Mowat Martin - Canada on 31 March 2018
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