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Parish Church, Fair Isle

A Category C Listed Building in Shetland South, Shetland Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 59.5214 / 59°31'17"N

Longitude: -1.6367 / 1°38'12"W

OS Eastings: 420655

OS Northings: 1070661

OS Grid: HZ206706

Mapcode National: GBR Q39K.QSX

Mapcode Global: XHD63.2YF3

Plus Code: 9CFWG9C7+H8

Entry Name: Parish Church, Fair Isle

Listing Name: Fair Isle, Fair Isle Kirk (Church of Scotland), Including Boundary Wall and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 26 March 1997

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 391118

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB44539

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunrossness

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: Shetland South

Parish: Dunrossness

Traditional County: Shetland

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Description

Sinclair & Hardie, 1892. 3 x 2 bay symmetrical hall church with regularly fenestrated side elevations; entrance porch and vestry projecting from W and E gables respectively. Bull faced rubble walls with stugged and droved dressings and details, all painted.

W GABLE: gabled single storey porch projecting at centre; 2 leaf vertically boarded timber entrance door with plate glass fanlight above; secondary vertically boarded door in S side of porch. Round- arched windows flanking porch; narrow louvered opening centred in gablehead; gabled bellcote on rectangular plinth at apex.

E GABLE: 4 pane timber sash and case windows centring vestry elevations, vertically boarded timber door to left of window in S elevation. Round-arched windows in each bay of principal gable, rising into gablehead with narrow louvered opening centred above.

4 pane fixed lights to side elevations of hall, stained glass windows depicting local scenes by Patrick Ross Smith, 1995, in E gable. Purple-grey slate roofs, piended to vestry, painted ashlar skew copes with bracketted skewputts.

INTERIOR: timber fittings including 4 panel inner entrance door, vertically boarded wainscoting, ceiling lining, and pews both facing and flanking panelled pulpit (with steps) centred on E wall with

4 panel vestry door to left.

BOUNDARY WALL AND GATEPIERS: random rubble boundary wall with triangular rubble cope. Stugged sandstone square gatepiers with concrete pyramidal caps centred to W.

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