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Churchyard, Graemsay Kirk

A Category C Listed Building in Stromness and South Isles, Orkney Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.9217 / 58°55'18"N

Longitude: -3.2926 / 3°17'33"W

OS Eastings: 325670

OS Northings: 1004540

OS Grid: HY256045

Mapcode National: GBR L574.NG4

Mapcode Global: WH6B7.D0BW

Plus Code: 9CCRWPC4+MX

Entry Name: Churchyard, Graemsay Kirk

Listing Name: Greaemsay Kirk Including Graveyard

Listing Date: 16 September 1999

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393658

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46368

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Hoy and Graemsay

County: Orkney Islands

Electoral Ward: Stromness and South Isles

Parish: Hoy And Graemsay

Traditional County: Orkney

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Description

Mid to later 19th century. 5-bay, rectangular-plan gabled hall church with lower 2-bay, gabled entrance vestibule to E end. Roughly coursed rubble with rubble dressings. Round-arched windows to main block.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: bays grouped 5-2. Window in each bay in 5-bay group to left; boarded door with windows flanking to right in 2-bay group to right.

N ELEVATION: blank.

E ELEVATION: blank elevation to vestibule; gablehead stack above; 2, evenly disposed windows to main block behind.

W ELEVATION: central round-arched opening (former door).

Timber-framed fixed-pane windows. Traditional stone tiled roof; stone ridge; stone skews; block finial to W end; corniced gablehead stack to E.

INTERIOR: not seen, 1998.

GRAVEYARD: drystone rubble wall enclosing large rectangular-plan graveyard to W of church; rubble square-plan gatepiers to W; predominantly 19th century headstones.

Statement of Interest

No longer in ecclesiastical use. A simple, traditional church, remaining intact in form. Of particular interest is the traditional stone tiled roof.

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