Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Supplementary Information Updated
Local Authority
Shetland Islands
Planning Authority
Shetland Islands
Walls And Sandness
HU 19137 57642
419137, 1157642


1792. 2 x 1-bay symmetrical hall church. Harled walls. Hoppered 9-pane timber windows flanking centre of S elevation. Cement-rendered infill to door centred in E gable; pointed-arched opening in gabled stugged ashlar bellcote at gablehead. 2-bay N elevation with 9-pane timber window in bay to right, modern 2-leaf doors inserted in bay to left. Border-glazed stained glazing to pointed-arched windows in 2-bay W gable.

Purple-grey slate roof with harled skew copes.

GRAVEYARD WALL: harl-pointed battered rubble wall with semicircular rubble cope enclosing graveyard to S; enclosures with cast-iron railings flanking church to E and W; square rubble gatepiers with pyramidal caps to vehicular and pedestrian gateways at SE corner.

Statement of Special Interest

Currently disused (1996). There is a stone on the east gable inscribed 'Fear God 1645'.



Mike Finnie SHETLAND (1990) p57.

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.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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