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Sand, St Mary's Chapel And Churchyard

Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Chapel (16th Century), Churchyard (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Sand, St Mary's Chapel And Churchyard

Classification Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Chapel (16th Century), Churchyard (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 703

Site Number HU34NW 3

NGR HU 34672 47217

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

HU34NW 3 34672 47217

(HU 3466 4722) St. Mary's Chapel (LB) (In Ruins)

OS 6" map, Shetland, 2nd ed. (1903)

All that remains is the semi-circular chancel arch which finishes in a gable and may be of late 16th century date. It is of rubble and mortar and is about 2' 10" thick. The lengths of the nave and chancel are unobtainable, but the nave has been 12' wide. According to Hibbert (S Hibbert 1822) the chapel was built by Spaniards shipwrecked in Shetland (? from the Armada) but Muir (T S Muir 1885) believed it to be some hundreds of years older than the late 16th century.

RCAHMS 1946, visited 1931

As described.

Published Survey (25") correct.

Visited by OS (RL), 6 June 1968.


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