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Egilsay

St. Magnus Church

The skyline is dominated  by St. Magnus Church, which was built by Norse settlers and dedicated to Earl Magnus Erlendson, replacing the Church featured in the 'Orkneyinga Saga', where the martyrdom of Magnus took place.   It remained in use until the mid 1800s.  It is the only surviving example of the distinctive round towered churches in Orkney and Shetland.

St. Magnus Cenotaph

This marks the site of the martyrdom of Earl Magnus on the 16th April, 1116.  The monument was designed by John Firth of Kirkwall and erected in 1938.

St. Magnus Church
St. Magnus Church
Information board
Information board
St. Magnus Church
St. Magnus Church
Inside St. Magnus Church
Inside St. Magnus Church
St. Magnus Cenotaph
St. Magnus Cenotaph
St. Magnus Cenotaph
St. Magnus Cenotaph
The plaque on the cenotaph
The plaque on the cenotaph
Looking north from Egilsay pier
Looking north from Egilsay pier
Looking south from Egilsay pier
Looking south from Egilsay pier
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