St Magnus, Hamnavoe, Yell

St Magnus, Hamnavoe, Yell

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: Hamnavoe, ZE2 9BA
Local Authority: Shetland
Listing: B

Church Overview

This symmetrical hall church was built in 1838 on the site of a former church and surrounded by its graveyard. The contractors were Marr & Co and the building cost £808 1s 7d. The gallery was later converted into an upper room.

Major refurbishment in 2009, including clear glass windows.

The graveyard includes the memorial to the Catalina air crash of 1942. See also the tapestry woven by Mrs Mary Goolden, widow of the pilot.


Services advertised locally.

Opening Arrangements

Open most days

Image Gallery

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St Magnus, Hamnavoe, Yell


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