|Name:||St. Ola's||CISP No:||WNESS|
|Place:||Whiteness||Grid Ref:||HU 3866 4442 (GB)|
|County:||Shetland , Scotland||Saint(s):||Olaf|
|Site Type:||Incomplete Information|
Forsyth/1996, 495--496: `Little is known of the site's early history...in all probability the site does pre-date the conversion of the Vikings of the Northern Isles...The dedication to the eleventh-century Norse Saint King Olaf Haraldsson does not rule out the possibility of an earlier foundation subsequently re-named. A total of three fragments of early christian sculpture has been discovered at St. Ola's...[and] a stone lined grave was discovered on the Whiteness site in 1938. It contained an iron axe-head of late ninth century Norse type'.