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Latitude: 59.2984 / 59°17'54"N
Longitude: -2.9557 / 2°57'20"W
OS Eastings: 345669
OS Northings: 1046163
OS Grid: HY456461
Mapcode National: GBR M424.SX3
Mapcode Global: XH8KG.TK71
Plus Code: 9CFV72XV+9P
Entry Name: Westray Parish Old Church
Listing Name: Westray Parish Church (Church of Scotland) Including Boundary Walls and Ancillary Structure
Listing Date: 4 February 2000
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394048
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46706
Building Class: Cultural
County: Orkney Islands
Electoral Ward: North Isles
Traditional County: Orkney
1845. Single storey, 3-bay, rectangular-plan church. Harled.
E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: symmetrical elevation. Advanced, central gabled porch; small central window; boarded timber doors to left and right returns. Ground floor window to right and left of porch; smaller windows centred above. Small central, slatted ventilation opening below eaves.
S ELEVATION: 3 regularly placed windows.
W ELEVATION: tall, pointed arched window to right and left; intersecting tracery. Small, central opening (now blocked) below eaves. Advanced, central gabled porch; window to right. Advanced porch to re-entrant angles; boarded timber door to each; swept roofs.
N ELEVATION: 3 regularly placed windows.
Predominantly 24-pane timber sash and case windows and smaller 16-pane windows. Part piended, Caithness slate roof. Coped gable end stack to W porch; circular can.
INTERIOR: yellow painted walls. Entrance hallway to E; stair to N leading to gallery. 2 doors lead into church; 3 sets of simple timber pews. Elevated pulpit to W; flanking steps. Panelled timber pulpit; ogee canopy to sounding board; surmounted by carved dove. Boarded shutters to flanking pointed-arched windows; architraved boarded door centred below windows. Panelled gallery to E, on stop-chamfered timber columns. All woodwork painted light blue and white. Boarded and ribbed timber ceiling.
BOUNDARY WALLS AND ANCILLARY STRUCTURE
Rubble coped boundary walls to N, E and W incorporating ancillary structure to NW corner. Single storey shed; boarded timber door to E; rubble walls; corrugated asbestos roof.
Ecclesiastical building, in use as such (2000). Westray Parish Church, also referred to as the Old Kirk, is a simple, barn-like structure. Much of the original exterior detailing survives, notably the pointed-arched windows in the W gable with tracery. The particularly decorative pulpit, in the open nave, is surmounted by the carved dove of the Holy Spirit.
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