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Methodist Church, Fair Isle

A Category C Listed Building in Shetland South, Shetland Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 59.5174 / 59°31'2"N

Longitude: -1.6421 / 1°38'31"W

OS Eastings: 420353

OS Northings: 1070211

OS Grid: HZ203702

Mapcode National: GBR Q39L.2B5

Mapcode Global: XHD69.017N

Plus Code: 9CFWG985+W5

Entry Name: Methodist Church, Fair Isle

Listing Name: Fair Isle, Fair Isle Methodist Chapel, Including Boundary Wall and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 26 March 1997

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 391119

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB44540

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunrossness

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: Shetland South

Parish: Dunrossness

Traditional County: Shetland

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Description

1886. 2 x 2 bay symmetrical hall church with entrance porch projecting at E gable. Harl pointed rubble walls with stugged and droved sandstone dressings and details. Gabled stone porch with pointed arched door containing modern 2 leaf glazed timber entrance doors and 3 pane fanlight in arch head; narrow louvered opening centred in principal gable behind; gabled bellcote (bell in situ) on rectangular plinth at apex. Regularly fenestrated side and rear elevations with pointed- arched windows in each bay.

9 pane fixed lights to side elevations, pair of pointed arched stained glass windows of 1936 in W gable depicting religious scenes. Purple grey slate roof with skew copes removed.

INTERIOR: timber fittings in hall including vertically boarded wainscoting, pews, lining to ceiling, platform pulpit along W wall with ball finialled newels to balustrade.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATEPIERS: rubble wall with semicircular concrete cope enclosing rectangular kirkyard; square harl-pointed gatepiers with pyramidal caps to E.

Statement of Interest

With nearby Fair Isle Old Hall, this building forms a group on the ridge that is a prominent feature of the landscape in southern Fair Isle.

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