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Latitude: 60.507 / 60°30'25"N
Longitude: -1.3339 / 1°20'2"W
OS Eastings: 436683
OS Northings: 1180556
OS Grid: HU366805
Mapcode National: GBR R01Z.5H0
Mapcode Global: XHD1L.158J
Entry Name: Ollaberry, Ollaberry Kirkyard Monument
Listing Date: 18 October 1977
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 352786
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18687
Building Class: Cultural
County: Shetland Islands
Electoral Ward: Shetland North
Traditional County: Shetland
John Forbes, sculptor, 1754. Large classical monument in form of aedicule built against harl-pointed random rubble wall comprising steeply pedimented entablature and engaged, ball-finialled, Corinthian- like columns framing slab with 2 armorial panels and inscription reading:
INTERRED BELOW THIS MONUMENT WE FIND
OUR VIRTUOUS CHILDREN AS THEY'RE HERE DESI(GNED?)
IN BLOOM OF YOUTH CUTT OF THIS EARTH
FREED FROM THE FORCES OF A CORRUPT AGE
Monument is signed 'John Forbes fecit 1754'.
The rubble wall to the rear may have been part of the old Ollaberry Kirk which was replaced by the present building circa 1865.
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