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Whalsay Parish Church

Now the only church on the island, Whalsay Parish Church is located on the site of an earlier church on Kirk Ness, on the northwest coast of of Whalsay in Shetland, a quarter-mile (0.4 km) north of Brough and 2¼ miles (3.5 km) northeast of Symbister. This T-plan kirk was built in 1733 and reconstructed in 1867, with a little bellcote and a two-storey northern wing, comprising a vaulted chamber below and vestry above accessed by a forestair. The interior includes a gallery and a pulpit that features a sounding board above. The church is B-listed. The kirkyard has been extended several times, and still serves as the island's cemetery and includes memorials to the First and Second World Wars.


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