Quarff, former parish, Lerwick, Shetland

Grid reference

HU 425 353 (assumed location)

Six-figure easting & northing

442500 113530

Latitude

60.10064008905149

Longitude

-1.235637972501704

County

Shetland

Nearby places

Burra, former parish, Lerwick (Shetland) (4.28 miles)

St Laurence's Church, Burra, Lerwick (Shet) (4.28 miles)

St John's Chapel, Bressay (4.48 miles)

South Maryfield in Bressay (4.52 miles)

Cunningsburgh, former parish, Dunrossness (4.62 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (non-extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

The NGR is for the remains of a chapel (or church) and burial ground beside the settlement called Upper Kjurkhul (indicating the presence of a kirk). The OS Name Book (1878) records 'an ancient Romish chapel' having stood here, and human remains being found at the site (cited by NMRS).

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Relationships with other parishes

Within Lerwick, parish (Shetland)

Parish details

Quarff now part of Lerwick.

Parish TLA

QFX

Medieval diocese

Orkney

Parish notes

The medival parish of Quarff was united in 16th c. with Burra & Bressay, now Bressay BRS. It is now in Lerwick parish (NMRS).