Category talk:Parishes in Shetland
Here I'am with a few questions on a map based on a SIC-publication.
There are 14 parishes in the list
16. North Yell & Fetlar
... and we do have the often quoted 18 parishes of Shetland (I call them here modern parishes)
Remaining questions: i) Foula = part of Walls or part of Sandsting as the border might indicate? ii) what's about that island (Papa Little(?)) between Delting and Aithting? iii) Walls and Sandness here appaer as two seperate parishes ... but I remember Walls & Sandness as one ... or was the just the local community ...???
In former times
- Lerwick was part of Tingwall
- as were Bressay & Noss together in one parish with Burra.
- Whiteness & Weesdale at the same time were seperated (with a different border between Whiteness and Aithting)
... but from some sources I do know that there have been more parishes ... ???
... ooops, that was me Islandhopper 11:48, 17 July 2007 (MDT)
- :-)) ... think we want a page with all parish boundaries throughout history, with detailed anaysis of every boundary change, the more maps the better :-) Ex-isle 12:31, 17 July 2007 (MDT)
- Was out at the edina library and did some reading in the statistical accounts ... ;-) I think I can work it out at least for the dates of the old and the new account.
- Example: In the old account the ministry is called Walls & Sandness composed of the united parishes of Walls, Sandness, Papa Stour and Foula
- In the new account the ministry is simply called Walls - it consists of the four districts of Walls, Sandness, Papa Stour and Foula with the districts later defined as the parishes.
- That's different compared with the situation in south Mainland where we find the ministries = parishes of Cunningsburgh, Sandwick and Dunrossness in the old account but only the parish of Dunrossness in the new account with Sandwick and Cunningsburgh annexed to it sometime in between.
- The distriptions of the borders remain a bit vague but some hills and burns are given in both accounts and all then inhabitat islands can be sorted out.
- I will start with the old account showing the parishes in different colours per parish, but only different shades of one colour where several parishes were grouped together into one ministry ... that's to say: Walls, Sandness, Papa Stour and Foula in different shades of blue, next to Aithting and Sandsting in different shades of green, next to Tingwall, Whiteness and Weisdale in different shades of yellow and so on ... a bit complicated to mix the collours but it will make a nice coloured piece of map *GGG* Islandhopper 17:20, 17 July 2007 (MDT)
- sounds like a good article. Must be recorded somewhere in the church annals, what was annexed when. I'll see what I can find on it too :) Ex-isle 17:28, 17 July 2007 (MDT)