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Papa Westray, War Memorial

War Memorial (Second World War), War Memorial (First World War)

Site Name Papa Westray, War Memorial

Classification War Memorial (Second World War), War Memorial (First World War)

Alternative Name(s) Holland

Canmore ID 229407

Site Number HY45SE 97

NGR HY 48916 51750

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Orkney Islands
  • Parish Papa Westray
  • 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 (30 October 2014)

Polished pink granite memorial with inscriptions engraved and painted black. Composed of four levels: top level pediment carved with geometric motif in relief; middle two levels carry inscriptions, lowest level plain. Surmounted by polished pink granite obelisk. Pedestal in three levels: upper two sandstone, lowest concrete. Unpolished pink granite plaque set into pedestal, with inscription engraved and painted black. Rests on concrete base enclosed on three sides by flagstone rubble boundary wall; on roadside by cast iron railings painted green. Access from road via two parallel sets of steps.


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