Hoy, Walls, Lyness, Naval Cemetery, War Memorial And Gate
Cemetery (20th Century), Gate (20th Century), War Memorial (20th Century)
Site Name Hoy, Walls, Lyness, Naval Cemetery, War Memorial And Gate
Alternative Name(s) Lyness Cemetery; Hms Vanguard; Hms Hampshire; Cwgc Cross Of Sacrifice
Canmore ID 107261
Site Number ND39SW 53
NGR ND 30229 94612
NGR Description Centred ND 30229 94612
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
- Council Orkney Islands
- Parish Walls And Flotta
- Former Region Orkney Islands Area
- Former District Orkney
- Former County Orkney
Project (February 2014 - July 2014)
A data upgrade project to record war memorials.
Oic_project (1 January 2014 - 14 May 2015)
A project undertaken during 2014 and early 2015 to catalogue and describe all of Orkney's war memorials.
Field Visit (29 May 2014)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery, which includes a number of naval war memorials.
Cross of Sacrifice: Type B Cross of Sacrifice, designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.
Roman Catholic Memorial: Grey granite Celtic cross with knot motif in relief. Lead lettering affixed to base and painted black (except on lowest level).
Vanguard Memorial: Grey granite Celtic cross with vine and ball motif carved in relief. Pink granite base with inset bronze lettering and sculpture.
HMS Hampshire Memorial: Grey granite Celtic cross with knot pattern carved in relief. Lead lettering painted black and affixed to base.
HMS Barham Memorial: Sandstone headstone with engraved lettering and semi-circular ivy pattern carved in relief.
HMS Malaya Memorial: Small grey granite Celtic cross, with lettering engraved and painted black. Floral design carved in relief.