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St Olaf's Church, Cullivoe, Yell

A Category C Listed Building in North Isles, Shetland Islands

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Latitude: 60.6993 / 60°41'57"N

Longitude: -1.0051 / 1°0'18"W

OS Eastings: 454418

OS Northings: 1202197

OS Grid: HP544021

Mapcode National: GBR R0WG.D2B

Mapcode Global: XHF7H.BBLN

Plus Code: 9CGWMXXV+PX

Entry Name: St Olaf's Church, Cullivoe, Yell

Listing Name: Cullivoe, St Olaf's (North Yell) Kirk (Church of Scotland), Including Boundary Wall and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 18 October 1977

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352743

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18649

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200352743

Location: Yell

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: North Isles

Parish: Yell

Traditional County: Shetland

Tagged with: Church building

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1832, remodelled 1886. Symmetrical 1 x 4-bay hall church of rectangular plan with single storey entrance porch and vestry projecting at E and W gables respectively. Harled walls with painted margins. Base course.

W (ENTRANCE) GABLE: symmetrical, advanced centre bay with projecting single storey gabled entrance porch containing vertically-boarded timber door in round-arched opening with blind fanlight in arch-head, round-arched recess centre above containing rectangular window; centre bay breaking eaves, tower-like, with crenellated wallhead centred by crenellated bellcote containing bell; gable framed by plain buttresses, breaking eaves with crenellated heads.

S ELEVATION: symmetrical 4-bay elevation, tall round-arched windows with high cills in centre bays, rectangular windows in outer bays.

E GABLE: single storey vestry projecting at ground; 2-bay S elevation with window and vertically-boarded timber door in left and right bays respectively; round-arched window centred in principal gable behind.

N ELEVATION: symmetrical, 2 tall round-arched windows flanking centre.

Principal windows border-glazed with coloured glass; modern vestry window. Purple-grey slate roof with concrete copes to skews and crenellations; decorative cast-iron finial to porch.

INTERIOR: panelled timber gallery to E end.

BOUNDARY WALL: harl-pointed rubble wall enclosing church, canted to E with timber gate at centre flanked by cement-rendered gatepiers, additional gate centring W wall.

Statement of Interest

In ecclesiastical use. The remodelling of 1886 included the addition of the crenellated corner buttresses and bell tower.

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