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Sandwick

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Sandwick, a hamlet, an ancient parish, and a quoad sacra parish in the S of Shetland. The hamlet lies on the E coast of Mainland, 13 miles SSW of Lerwick, under which it has a post and telegraph office. The ancient parish lies around the hamlet, and is now annexed, quoad civilia, to Dunrossness. The quoad sacra parish, comprehending the ancient parishes of Sandwick and Conningsburgh, is in the presbytery of Lerwick and synod of Shetland. Stipend £130. The church was built in 1807 at the expense of government, and contains 564 sittings. A Free church is in Conningsburgh; and a Congregational chapel, a public school, and a parochial library are in Sandwick. Pop. of q. s. parish (1871) 2326, (1881) 2308.

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