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Lamb Holm, Italian Chapel, Statue

Statue (20th Century)

Site Name Lamb Holm, Italian Chapel, Statue

Classification Statue (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Scapa Flow

Canmore ID 2367

Site Number HY40SE 26.01

NGR HY 48763 00594

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Orkney Islands
  • Parish Holm
  • Former Region Orkney Islands Area
  • Former District Orkney
  • Former County Orkney

Archaeology Notes

HY40SE 26.01 48763 00594

Formerly entered as HY40SE 14.

For 'Italian Chapel' see HY40SE 26.00 and Prisoner-of -war camp see HY40SE 28

Statue, mounted horseman on a pedestal showing St George slaying the dragon.

Inscription: ' P di C


li 7-8-1943'

Visited by RCAHMS (DE), August 2000.


Field Visit (May 1979)

Beside approach to Italian Chapel. Equestrian statue of

George and Dragon, on pedestal, dated 7-8-1943, erected by

Italian prisoners of war. The whole is of concrete, the statue

being tinted green to suggest bronze.

Information from Orkney SMR (RGL) May 79, OR 451.

See refs to .... OR 451.


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