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Papa Stour, Papa Stour Kirk, Including Kirkyard Wall

A Category B Listed Building in Shetland West, Shetland Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 60.3241 / 60°19'26"N

Longitude: -1.681 / 1°40'51"W

OS Eastings: 417717

OS Northings: 1160049

OS Grid: HU177600

Mapcode National: GBR Q16G.2HT

Mapcode Global: XHBVG.HRCQ

Entry Name: Papa Stour, Papa Stour Kirk, Including Kirkyard Wall

Listing Date: 18 October 1977

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352721

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18632

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

1806. Symmetrical hall church of rectangular plan. Harled walls with stugged sandstone dressings. 2 leaf vertically boarded timber door centring E (entrance) elevation, 4 pane timber sash and case window centred in gablehead above, ashlar birdcage bellcote at apex with pyramidal stone roof and bell. 12 pane timber fixed light and sash and case windows to outer left and right respectively of N elevation. Stained glass memorial window depicting religious scene centred in W gable. 12 pane timber sash and case windows flanking centre of S elevation.

Purple slate roof with harled skew copes and ridge tiles.

INTERIOR: timber fittings; balustraded front pew with ball finialled newels and turned spindles matching balustrade to pulpit centring W wall with symmetrically disposed steps.

Timber lined ceiling.

KIRKYARD WALL: random rubble wall enclosing rectangular kirkyard with some 17th century gravestones, and square rubble piers flanking gate at NE corner.

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