Westside Church Ruins

Orkney, United Kingdom

Westside Church is a 12th century church located on the island of Westray. It is in ruins, and is maintained by Historic Scotland. There is very little remaining of the church, except for the gable end. It is now roofless.

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B9067, Orkney, United Kingdom
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Ruins in United Kingdom

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