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Ollaberry, Ollaberry Kirkyard Monument

A Category B Listed Building in Shetland North, Shetland Islands

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Coordinates

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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352786

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18687

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Northmaven

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: Shetland North

Parish: Northmaven

Traditional County: Shetland

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Description

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'.

Statement of Interest

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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