Peterkirk, Westray (ORK)

Grid reference

HY 499 400 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

349900 104000

Latitude

59.2440388819683

Longitude

-2.8783521846172495

Altitude (metres)

5

County

Orkney

Nearby places

Point of Peterkirk, Westray (ORK) (0.12 miles)

Westray-Crosskirk, former parish, Westray (ORK) (3.34 miles)

Cross Kirk, eccles. Westray (ORK) (3.34 miles)

Bredakirk, Eday (4.19 miles)

Loch Saintear, Westray (ORK) (5.99 miles)

Object Classification

Antiquity

Ecclesiastical

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

Very little in the way of archaeological evidence of a kirk here. Shown as a circular feature on OS 6 inch 1st edn. Remains of a broch are reported by Canmore: 'Rescue excavations were carried out on an eroding mound at the Point of Peterkirk. The mound was found to comprise the remains of a broch with extra-mural settlement, enclosed by a rock-cut ditch. Finds include worked bone and pottery. A polished stone axe was recovered from destruction deposits overlying the ditch.' Sponsor: Historic Scotland. H Moore and G Wilson 2000

http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/

Relationships with other parishes

Within Westray, parish (Orkney)

Within Westray, parish (Orkney)