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Foula, War Memorial

A Category C Listed Building in Shetland West, Shetland Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 60.1282 / 60°7'41"N

Longitude: -2.0466 / 2°2'47"W

OS Eastings: 397512

OS Northings: 1138189

OS Grid: HT975381

Mapcode National: GBR P19Z.32S

Mapcode Global: XHBW8.QP1D

Entry Name: Foula, War Memorial

Listing Date: 30 March 1998

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 392161

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45303

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Walls and Sandness

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: Shetland West

Parish: Walls And Sandness

Traditional County: Shetland

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Description

Circa 1925. Memorial to Great War comprising symmetrical battered tower of square plan. Harl-pointed rubble plinth with slabbed top; stugged squared and snecked sandstone 2nd stage, battered, with ashlar cross to E side, and inscribed polished granite memorial slab set into W side; open-work parapet over string course comprising merlon-like dies linked by continuous cope.

Statement of Interest

The memorial was designed by Holbourn, the local laird who lived at the Haa of Foula, and built by local labour. Like the porch Holbourn added to the Haa, the design of the memorial is very competent, and also bold in its plainness given its early date. This memorial is a prominent landmark situated above the rocks south of the pier.

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