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HALL OF TANKERNESS, ST ANDREW'S BURIAL GROUND, AND BAIKIE BURIAL VAULTLB18570

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
08/12/1971
Local Authority
Orkney Islands
Planning Authority
Orkney Islands
Parish
St Andrews And Deerness
NGR
HY 52327 8857
Coordinates
352327, 1008857

Description

Possibly late 18th century to early 19th century with later additions. Small single storey, rectangular-plan burial vault within rectangular-plan walled burial ground, sited to SW of hall.

VAULT: coursed rubble. Doorway with iron gate in W gable; (later) heraldic panel to gablehead above. Graded flagstone to slightly curved, pitched roof.

INTERIOR: mural tablets dated 1947 and 1950.

BURIAL GROUND: roughly rectangular-plan burial ground with rubble walls; stone flight to E wall with replacement iron gates; single storey rectangular-plan, crowstep-gabled store forming NE angle; harl-pointed; stone tiled roof.

Statement of Special Interest

The vault it is the burial place of the Baikie family to whom the hall passed around 1830. Probably a remnant of the Old

St Andrew's Chapel.

References

Bibliography

Appears on 1st edition OS map (1882); L Burgher, ORKNEY, AN ILLUSTRATED ARCHITECTURAL GUIDE (1991), p 30; NMRS Photographic Records, O/775.

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