Listed Building

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Status: Removed


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Date Added
Date Removed:
Local Authority
Shetland Islands
Planning Authority
Shetland Islands
HU 60829 98524
460829, 1198524

Removal Reason

Dual designation


12th century, with later alteration. Single storey drystone rubble former chapel comprising rectangular nave with doorways in E and W gables, W doorway with round polished ashlar arch-head accessing ruinous addition to W (S wall now missing 1997) with L-plan wall adjoining S corner of gable.

INTERIOR: square sandstone ashlar memorial of 1838 to Thomas Leisk at centre of nave with base course, inscribed marble memorial slab to E face, topped by cavetto cornice around pyramidal cap. Table tombstone to chancel area; slab now in 2 pieces with baluster-shafts lying nearby.

GRAVEYARD: rough drystone wall enclosing chapel in oval plan; rubble steps forming stile to W; some small cruciform headstones surviving to E of chapel;

Statement of Special Interest

Scheduled Monument. This chapel originally consisted of a nave with chancel to E, although the chancel has now been demolished. Traces survive of a much later sacristy or porch that sheltered the original entrance door in the W gable. The broken memorial slab is probably to John Ross, a merchant of Uyeasound in the 17th century.



RCAHMS Inventory SHETLAND Vol 3 (1946).

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

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