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Sandness, St Margaret's Kirk, Including Graveyard Wall and Gatepiers

A Category B Listed Building in Shetland West, Shetland Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 60.3025 / 60°18'8"N

Longitude: -1.6555 / 1°39'19"W

OS Eastings: 419137

OS Northings: 1157642

OS Grid: HU191576

Mapcode National: GBR Q18H.VK6

Mapcode Global: XHBVN.T9MT

Entry Name: Sandness, St Margaret's Kirk, Including Graveyard Wall and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 18 October 1977

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352714

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18628

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Walls and Sandness

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: Shetland West

Parish: Walls And Sandness

Traditional County: Shetland

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Description

1792. 2 x 1-bay symmetrical hall church. Harled walls. Hoppered 9-pane timber windows flanking centre of S elevation. Cement-rendered infill to door centred in E gable; pointed-arched opening in gabled stugged ashlar bellcote at gablehead. 2-bay N elevation with 9-pane timber window in bay to right, modern 2-leaf doors inserted in bay to left. Border-glazed stained glazing to pointed-arched windows in 2-bay W gable.

Purple-grey slate roof with harled skew copes.

GRAVEYARD WALL: harl-pointed battered rubble wall with semicircular rubble cope enclosing graveyard to S; enclosures with cast-iron railings flanking church to E and W; square rubble gatepiers with pyramidal caps to vehicular and pedestrian gateways at SE corner.

Statement of Interest

Currently disused (1996). There is a stone on the east gable inscribed 'Fear God 1645'.

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