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- Category: C
- Date Added: 26/03/1997
- Local Authority: Shetland Islands
- Planning Authority: Shetland Islands
- Parish: Lerwick
National Grid Reference
- NGR: HU 44239 38915
- Coordinates: 444239, 1138915
Dated 1898. 1 x 3-bay symmetrical hall church. Harl pointed stugged sandstone walls with stugged and droved dressings and details.
S (ENTRANCE) GABLE: 2 leaf vertically boarded timber door with plate glass fanlight centred at ground, plaque in chamfered frame above with inscription reading "Church of Scotland Lerwick Parish Mission Hall 1898"; blind slit window in gablehead surmounted by gabled stugged sandstone belfry with pointed-arched opening on rectangular plinth at gable apex (bell absent 1996).
E AND W ELEVATIONS: matching; pointed-arched window in each of 3 regularly spaced bays.
N GABLE: gothic traceried window in pointed arched opening with blind slit window centred in gablehead, surmounted by plain stone cross at gable apex.
Gothic traceried timber fixed lights to windows, leaded windows with coloured glass to N elevation. Purple grey slates with clay tile ridge and ashlar skew copes with bracketted and gabletted skewputts. Cast iron gutters and downpipes with octagonal hoppers. Droved ashlar wallhead stacks with circular cans rising through midpoint of S gable skews.
INTERIOR: not seen 1996.
KIRKYARD WALL, GATE AND GATEPIERS: rectangular kirkyard enclosed by random rubble wall with rounded rubble cope. Square stugged sandstone gatepiers with semicircular copes and hooped steel gate centred in N side.
Statement of Special Interest
Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Picturesquely situated on a bluff next to the stream that runs down to Gulber Wick, this small church is a familiar landmark to those passing through the valley on the main road above.
Mike Finnie SHETLAND (1990) p44. John Gifford HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS (1992) p478.
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