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Latitude: 60.5041 / 60°30'14"N
Longitude: -1.1014 / 1°6'4"W
OS Eastings: 449459
OS Northings: 1180385
OS Grid: HU494803
Mapcode National: GBR R0MZ.9ZM
Mapcode Global: XHF8F.27LR
Plus Code: 9CGWGV3X+JF
Entry Name: Post Box, St Magnus' Kirkyard Wall, Hamnavoe, Yell
Listing Name: Hamnavoe, St Magnus (South Yell) Kirk (Church of Scotland), Including Graveyard Walls and Post Box
Listing Date: 18 October 1977
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 352777
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18678
Building Class: Cultural
County: Shetland Islands
Electoral Ward: North Isles
Traditional County: Shetland
Dated 1838. Symmetrical 2-bay hall church of rectangular plan. Painted rubble walls and ashlar margins. Segmental-arched windows with projecting cills. Margined openings and corners.
E (ENTRANCE) GABLE: symmetrical, 8-panel 2-leaf timber entrance door in segmental-arched opening centred at ground, windows flanking, single stair window centred above, 2 gallery windows in gablehead.
S ELEVATION: 2 widely-spaced bays, former door in left bay, infilled to cill height and glazed above.
W GABLE: symmetrical, 2 large windows with high cills flanking centre.
N ELEVATION: mirrored image of S elevation.
Timber sash and case glazing, 12-pane to E gable, 30-pane to original hall windows; 12-pane top-hoppered lights to former doors; shutter hinge-pins to windows. Grey slate roof with sandstone ashlar skew-copes, ball finialled at apex of E gable, stugged ashlar bird-cage bell-cote with ball-finialled pyramidal cap to W gable. Small stugged ashlar wallhead stack to S elevation at vestry.
INTERIOR: vertically-boarded timber lining to vestibule, gallery stair at N side, 4-panel doors, that to S leading to vertically-boarded timber-lined vestry, that to W accessing hall (also timber lined) with horizontally-boarded pews facing pulpit centring W wall comprising perron steps to canted and panelled pulpit with corniced hexagonal canopy suspended above. Timber gallery across E wall, supported by cluster columns, with panelled and corniced front (currently infilled above (1997).
GRAVEYARD WALLS: harled battered rubble walls with triangular concrete cope enclosing church and tapering to W; Edwardian post box to SE corner.
In ecclesiastical use. The interior appears to have been remodelled, but this church is uncluttered by the later external additions of many other Shetland churches.
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