Listed Building

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PAPA STOUR, PAPA STOUR KIRK, INCLUDING KIRKYARD WALLLB18632

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
18/10/1977
Supplementary Information Updated
30/03/1998
Local Authority
Shetland Islands
Planning Authority
Shetland Islands
Parish
Walls And Sandness
NGR
HU 17717 60049
Coordinates
417717, 1160049

Description

1806. Symmetrical hall church of rectangular plan. Harled walls with stugged sandstone dressings. 2 leaf vertically boarded timber door centring E (entrance) elevation, 4 pane timber sash and case window centred in gablehead above, ashlar birdcage bellcote at apex with pyramidal stone roof and bell. 12 pane timber fixed light and sash and case windows to outer left and right respectively of N elevation. Stained glass memorial window depicting religious scene centred in W gable. 12 pane timber sash and case windows flanking centre of S elevation.

Purple slate roof with harled skew copes and ridge tiles.

INTERIOR: timber fittings; balustraded front pew with ball finialled newels and turned spindles matching balustrade to pulpit centring W wall with symmetrically disposed steps.

Timber lined ceiling.

KIRKYARD WALL: random rubble wall enclosing rectangular kirkyard with some 17th century gravestones, and square rubble piers flanking gate at NE corner.

References

Bibliography

Mike Finnie SHETLAND (1990) p87.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

Listed building consent is required for changes to a listed building which affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest. The relevant planning authority is the point of contact for applications for listed building consent.

Find out more about listing and our other designations at www.historicenvironment.scot/advice-and-support. You can contact us on 0131 668 8914 or at designations@hes.scot.

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