Round Church at Orphir, Orkney

Title

Round Church at Orphir, Orkney

Subject

Church, Orkney

Description

The round 'Kirk' at Orphir was built in the late eleventh or early twelfth century, possibly by Earl Hakon. It was dedicated to Saint Nicholas and its round style is based on the Ecclesia Sancti Sepulchri in Jerusalem: a fashion probably brought home by Norse crusaders.

Creator

Michael Hart

Source

http://www.orkneyproject.org/

Publisher

The Orkney Project / University of Oxford

Date

2013

Contributor

Orkney Viking Heritage Project

Rights

(c) Orkney Project / Michael Hart

Relation

www.orkneyproject.org

Format

jpg

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Orkney
Medieval

Original Format

jpg

Files

Orphir.JPG

Geolocation

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