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Helliar Holm,chambered cairn

A Scheduled Monument in North Isles, Orkney Islands

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Latitude: 59.022 / 59°1'19"N

Longitude: -2.8999 / 2°53'59"W

OS Eastings: 348429

OS Northings: 1015340

OS Grid: HY484153

Mapcode National: GBR M46W.G8M

Mapcode Global: WH7BZ.FHBJ

Entry Name: Helliar Holm,chambered cairn

Scheduled Date: 10 November 1953

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1275

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Shapinsay

County: Orkney Islands

Electoral Ward: North Isles

Traditional County: Orkney


James Boag, 1786-88. Later alterations and additions date from around 1918. Small plain rectangular church, harled with ashlar dressings. Entrance in southeast with chamfered and stopped margins and simple moulded cornice, flanked by small window; simple plank door with decorative wrought-iron hinges. Three long windows in south elevation, that to southeast replacing former doorway. Blocked gallery window in east gable; later bellcote at east gable apex, and ball finial at west.

In accordance with Section 1 (4A) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 the following are excluded from the listing: scheduled monument SM2772.

Interior; re-cast around 1918. Imposing pine panelled hexagonal pulpit in centre of west wall, with panelled back-board flanked by fluted pilasters; hexagonal sounding board with moulded cornice and classical detailing. 1786 panelling fronts east gallery, supported by two marbled cast iron Roman Doric columns. Plain pine pews. Around 1918 stained glass in all windows. 19th century octagonal marble font decorated with cherubs and intersecting tracery.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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