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Latitude: 60.2078 / 60°12'28"N
Longitude: -1.3763 / 1°22'34"W
OS Eastings: 434672
OS Northings: 1147217
OS Grid: HU346472
Mapcode National: GBR Q1YR.Q27
Mapcode Global: XHD2X.HP0C
Entry Name: Sand, St Mary's Chapel Chancel Arch, Including Graveyard Wall
Listing Date: 18 October 1977
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 352812
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18697
Building Class: Cultural
County: Shetland Islands
Electoral Ward: Shetland West
Traditional County: Shetland
Roughly L-shaped graveyard; entrance gate at NE corner with bod chancel arch adjacent S, and bod (see separate listing) integral with wall to W.
ST MARY'S CHANCEL ARCH: late mediaeval ruin comprising segmental-headed chancel arch in random rubble fragment of former chapel; rubble fragments to W and E denoting position of nave and (narrower) chancel.
GRAVEYARD: variety of enclosures with rubble walls and decorative cast-iron railings. Classical monument (currently in pieces 1996) to
S of chancel arch in memory of Garriock family; stepped base supporting central funereal urn with battered memorial stones flanking, and shallow pediment above; cast-iron obelisk stanchions to chain-link enclosure.
GRAVEYARD WALL: battered random rubble wall with triangular cope, recently rebuilt in places, harled section at SE corner.
The proximity of the old church and graveyard to the sea is a reminder of the fact that historically nearly all communication between settlements was by sea. They form a historically and visually interesting focus at the end of the vista E from Haa of Sand (see separate listing). Replaced in the later 18th century by the church at Semblister, the late mediaeval date of the chapel pre-dates the popular tradition that the chapel was built by survivors from an Armada shipwreck.
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