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South Kirk (St Mary's) and Kirkyard and Kirkyard Gateway (Church of Scotland)

A Category B Listed Building in East Mainland, South Ronaldsay and Burray, Orkney Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.7424 / 58°44'32"N

Longitude: -2.9691 / 2°58'8"W

OS Eastings: 344006

OS Northings: 984259

OS Grid: ND440842

Mapcode National: GBR M51M.DKQ

Mapcode Global: WH7D9.CJCD

Entry Name: South Kirk (St Mary's) and Kirkyard and Kirkyard Gateway (Church of Scotland)

Listing Date: 8 December 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352843

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18715

Building Class: Cultural

Location: South Ronaldsay

County: Orkney Islands

Electoral Ward: East Mainland, South Ronaldsay and Burray

Parish: South Ronaldsay

Traditional County: Orkney

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Description

Kirk built c.1790. Rectangular-plan, crowstep gabled church with simple crowstepped bellcote with bell at W gable. Harled rubble; timber-framed windows; mixture of Welsh and local slate to roof. Interior recast 1896; timber pews; panelled pulpit; memorial stones.

KIRKYARD: gabled gateway built 1830. Contains a number of 17th Century gravestones.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical Building in use as such. Also historically known as the Lady Kirk. A good example of a late 18th Century Orcadian parish church. According to the Old Statistical Account this church was rebuilt in about 1790. It replaced an earlier church that is marked on Blaeu's Atlas of 1654. The church houses a rounded grey whin stone that is carved with 2 footprints and is believed to be a Pictish coronation stone.

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