St Peter's Chapel, Brough of Birsay

Grid reference

HY 239 285 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

323900 102850

Latitude

59.13690903874176

Longitude

-3.330046075186538

Altitude (metres)

10

County

Orkney

Nearby places

Birsay, former parish, Birsay & Harray (0.7 miles)

Christ Kirk, Birsay (0.7 miles)

St Magnus Well, Birsay (Orkney) (1.2 miles)

Manswell (1.25 miles)

St Peter's Church, Sandwick (Orkney) (5.41 miles)

Object Classification

Antiquity

Ecclesiastical

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

Pre-Norse ecclesiastical site, 9th-century Viking farmsteads, later supposed site of 'Christ Church' (but this is problematic). It remained in use for centuries as a parish church.

Relationships with other parishes

Within Birsay & Harray

Within Birsay, former parish, Birsay & Harray (formerly)