Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Shetland Islands
Planning Authority
Shetland Islands
HU 47455 41419
447455, 1141419


Robert Lorimer, 1923. First World War monument with Second World War memorials added circa 1970. Symmetrical design comprising semicircular battered stugged rubble base with white granite cope set into bank; scrolled stops to cope at E denoting entrance. White granite cross comprising cruciform plinth bearing bronze plaques; octagonal base at centre surmounted by square shafted cross with shield and sword carvings to each face. Later rectangular monuments flanking to N and S with bronze plaques inset in inner faces.

Statement of Special Interest

An earlier design by Lorimer incorporated the prow of a Viking ship, but was altered to the more conventional cross. The memorial was unveiled on the 6th January 1924. A photograph of circa 1940 shows its original appearance.



John Linklater SHETLAND FROM OLD PICTURE POSTCARDS (1995) plate 29. Mike Finnie SHETLAND (1990), p28. James W Irvine LERWICK (1985) plates 43 and 65. John Gifford HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS (1992) p490.

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

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