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Reawick Congregational Church

A Category C Listed Building in Shetland West, Shetland Islands

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Latitude: 60.1865 / 60°11'11"N

Longitude: -1.4315 / 1°25'53"W

OS Eastings: 431629

OS Northings: 1144817

OS Grid: HU316448

Mapcode National: GBR Q1TT.8RT

Mapcode Global: XHD32.R7J5

Plus Code: 9CGW5HP9+J9

Entry Name: Reawick Congregational Church

Listing Name: Reawick, Reawick Congregational Church

Listing Date: 18 October 1977

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352803

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18694

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Sandsting

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: Shetland West

Parish: Sandsting

Traditional County: Shetland

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Dated 1863. Symmetrical hall church comprised of hall oriented E-W with gabled entrance porch and vestry to E and pulpit recess to W forming cruciform plan. Harled rubble walls.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical, 2-bay gabled entrance porch and vestry advanced at centre, lancets in each bay with date stone between, gabled bellcote on rectangular plinth at apex; angle buttresses at corners and pointed-arched doors in side elevations (N door infilled); blank elevation of hall to right and left.

N AND S ELEVATIONS: symmetrical 2-bay gables with lancets in each bay and triangular vent in gablehead.

W ELEVATION: symmetrical, 2-bay gable advanced at centre, pointed- arched windows with chamfered arrises in each bay; triangular vent centred in gablehead; blank elevation of hall to left and right.

11-pane fixed-lights to lancets, border-glazed W windows with coloured glass. Grey slate roof with harled skew copes.

INTERIOR: timber pews with wide horizontal boards; vertically-boarded high back and panelled ends to pew centred at rear. Panelled timber pulpit on platform to W; organ of 1906 by W Doherty & Co of Canada centred to E; panelled enclosure with cast-iron and timber balustrade.

Statement of Interest

In ecclesiastical use. This crisply designed church is prominently sited overlooking Skelda Voe.

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