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Whalsay, Kirk Ness, Whalsay Kirk

Church (18th Century), War Memorial (20th Century)

Site Name Whalsay, Kirk Ness, Whalsay Kirk

Classification Church (18th Century), War Memorial (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Whalsay Parish Church; Whalsay & Skerries War Memorial

Canmore ID 1300

Site Number HU56NE 15

NGR HU 55511 65489

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number AC0000807262. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Shetland Islands
  • Parish Nesting
  • Former Region Shetland Islands Area
  • Former District Shetland
  • Former County Shetland

Archaeology Notes

HU56NE 15.00 55511 65489

HU56NE 15.01 c.555 654 Old Parish Church

(HU 5549 6549) RCAHMS mention the church on Kirkness under 'Sites'.


The present church at Kirkness, which is still in use, bears the dates 1867 and 1767 on its W and E gables respectively, but its date of erection could not be ascertained. According to local tradition it stands on the site of a pre-Reformation church.

Visited by OS (RL) 29 May 1968.


Project (February 2014 - July 2014)

A data upgrade project to record war memorials.


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