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Latitude: 60.2096 / 60°12'34"N
Longitude: -1.2911 / 1°17'27"W
OS Eastings: 439393
OS Northings: 1147457
OS Grid: HU393474
Mapcode National: GBR R15R.F3N
Mapcode Global: XHD2Y.LNK1
Entry Name: Whiteness, St Ola's Kirk, Including Graveyard Wall
Listing Date: 18 October 1977
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 352622
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18560
Building Class: Cultural
County: Shetland Islands
Electoral Ward: Shetland West
Traditional County: Shetland
1837. 1x3-bay former hall church of rectangular plan with bellcote to W (entrance) gable and gabled vestry wing projecting from E (rear) gable. Harled walls with droved ashlar margins. Projecting cills to windows.
W (ENTRANCE) GABLE: symmetrical, 2-leaf vertically-boarded timber door with rectangular fanlight centring gable, 16-pane timber sash and case window rising into gablehead surmounted by ashlar birdcage bellcote with corniced pyramidal stone cap.
S AND N ELEVATIONS: regularly fenestrated with tall 5-pane timber fixed-lights in each bay.
E (REAR) GABLE: single-flue gablehead stack to vestry wing (with modern lean-to addition to N) projecting at centre with window in principal gablehead above.
Purple-grey slate roofs, ashlar skew-copes with bracketted skewputts.
GRAVEYARD WALL: random rubble wall with concrete cope enclosing graveyard to S; wall terminated at church by single battered rubble pier with concrete cap
A former parish church, St Olaf's has now been converted to a house but retains its original appearance when viewed from the road. The church is a very prominent landmark in its picturesque setting on the shore of the Loch of Strom.