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Publication Account

Date 1997

Event ID 1017072

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Publication Account


This is one of the least altered of the surviving Parliamentary churches in Scotland, apart from the bellcote which replaced the original in Victorian times. It conforms to the normal T-plan, the interior still has the original pulpit, and the windows have wooden astragals and rectangular panes. The accompanying manse is on the other side of the modern main road, and it is a typical of the single-storey design for Parliamentary manses (now in private ownership). Another such manse, completed at the same time, exists at Sandwick (HU 430241), where the existing church was enlarged in 1826.

Information from ‘Exploring Scotland’s Heritage: Shetland’, (1997).

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