Gas House

The Gas House was once used as the Gas works to serve Balfour Village and Balfour Castle and remained operational until the 1920s. The gasworks is in the form of a round tower with a corbelled parapet of red brick and carved stones—including one possibly removed from Noltland Castle on Westray, which is inscribed with the year 1725. The structure appears to be fortified, in accordance with Balfour’s intention to give the village a medieval appearance. It now sits empty and is home only to a few pigeons