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Orkneyinga Saga Centre & Ophir's Church, Ophir, Mainland, Orkney, Scotland

Orkneyinga Saga Centre & Ophir's Church, Ophir, Mainland, Orkney, ScotlandLinks to photos

Ophir's Kirk (church) is Scotland's only surviving round church. Dating from the late 11th or early 12th century, it is believed to have been built by Earl Hakon. It was dedicated to St. Nicholas, and was based on the design of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

 

More information about this site can be found on the Orkneyjar site:

http://www.orkneyjar.com/history/or-chrch.htm

 

  
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