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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 640963

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/640963

HU24NW 25 2596 4960.

(HU) 2395 4960) Chapel and burial Ground (NR) (Site of)

OS 6" map, Shetland, 2nd ed., (1900)

The site of an ancient chapel and burial ground, with which the name Kirkigarth is said to have originated. 'No particular date is assigned for this chapel, but it is generally supposed to have belonged to a very remote period.'

Stones dug up on the site, and said to have belonged to the chapel, were used in the construction of the Congregational Chapel (HU 2411 4944).

Name Book 1878

No trace of a chapel or of burials within the burial ground, which has been converted to a sheep enclosure. Tradition of chapel known locally.

Visited by OS (R L) 15 June 1968

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