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Papa Westray War Memorial

A Category C Listed Building in North Isles, Orkney Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 59.349 / 59°20'56"N

Longitude: -2.9 / 2°53'59"W

OS Eastings: 348916

OS Northings: 1051750

OS Grid: HY489517

Mapcode National: GBR M460.VL9

Mapcode Global: XH8K9.J8VR

Entry Name: Papa Westray War Memorial

Listing Date: 23 July 2001

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395534

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48101

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Papa Westray

County: Orkney Islands

Electoral Ward: North Isles

Parish: Papa Westray

Traditional County: Orkney

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Description

Earlier 20th century. Obelisk war memorial. Pink granite. Square-plan plinth; tiered base, dedicated to the men who died during WWI and rectangular plaque commemorating those who died during WWII. Decorative pedimented section to each face of inscribed shaft. Surmounting obelisk; spider web carved onto one face. 3-sided flagstone wall surrounds memorial.

Statement of Interest

Sited on high ground, this landmark memorial commemorates the men of Papa Westray who died during the World Wars. Similar in design to the war memorial of Westray (see separate List).

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