Site: St. Ola's

Name:St. Ola's CISP No:WNESS
Place:Whiteness Grid Ref:HU 3866 4442 (GB)   Map
Parish:Tingwall Stones:1
County:Shetland , Scotland Saint(s):Olaf
Site Type:Incomplete Information

Site Notes

Forsyth/1996, 495--496: `Little is known of the site's early 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'.