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From Cathedral towards Papdale
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From Cathedral towards Papdale

Taken from the top of the cathedral in 1947.

Can anuone tell me what or where the big buildings are just above the trees to the left of the picture?
Picture added on 30 July 2004
Comments:
I think the buildings you are referring to stand on the site where the school hostel stands now.
Added by Theresa Kemp on 02 August 2004
I would say the buildings are the council houses in the quadrant
Added by Eoin Muir on 17 June 2005
The first group of buildings are the old Kirkwall Grammar School - behind that is the houses at Willowburn Road. On the other side of the Willowburn Road is the Quadrant's Housing Scheme. Just off the centre line in amongst another group of trees is the Big House that sat on the hillside above the old Ducky Pond. Slightly to the left of the centre line is the old Kirkwall Grammar School Gardening area which used to be surrounded by four high walls - "14' to 18'" Beyond that is the Old Berstane Road.
Added by Edward Borwick on 16 March 2008
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Kirkwall

Seaward Quest and Arkh Angell 1999Walls of Kirkwall Castle?Kirkwall basin before the Kirkwall Hotel was builtD Block former Papdale Halls of ResidenceEast side of Kirkwall from CathedralWest Kirkwall from CathedralPower Station and Peedie SeaComing into Kirkwall Harbour 1960St Magnus 1960 Kirkwall Pierhead 1960 with Cathedral Spire