Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Shetland Islands
Planning Authority
Shetland Islands
HP 54418 2197
454418, 1202197


1832, remodelled 1886. Symmetrical 1 x 4-bay hall church of rectangular plan with single storey entrance porch and vestry projecting at E and W gables respectively. Harled walls with painted margins. Base course.

W (ENTRANCE) GABLE: symmetrical, advanced centre bay with projecting single storey gabled entrance porch containing vertically-boarded timber door in round-arched opening with blind fanlight in arch-head, round-arched recess centre above containing rectangular window; centre bay breaking eaves, tower-like, with crenellated wallhead centred by crenellated bellcote containing bell; gable framed by plain buttresses, breaking eaves with crenellated heads.

S ELEVATION: symmetrical 4-bay elevation, tall round-arched windows with high cills in centre bays, rectangular windows in outer bays.

E GABLE: single storey vestry projecting at ground; 2-bay S elevation with window and vertically-boarded timber door in left and right bays respectively; round-arched window centred in principal gable behind.

N ELEVATION: symmetrical, 2 tall round-arched windows flanking centre.

Principal windows border-glazed with coloured glass; modern vestry window. Purple-grey slate roof with concrete copes to skews and crenellations; decorative cast-iron finial to porch.

INTERIOR: panelled timber gallery to E end.

BOUNDARY WALL: harl-pointed rubble wall enclosing church, canted to E with timber gate at centre flanked by cement-rendered gatepiers, additional gate centring W wall.

Statement of Special Interest

In ecclesiastical use. The remodelling of 1886 included the addition of the crenellated corner buttresses and bell tower.



Mike Finnie SHETLAND (1990) p71. John Gifford HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS (1992) p473.

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.

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