- Holm, Mainland Orkney
Holm, pronounced "Ham",Haswell-Smith, Hamish. (2004) "The Scottish Islands". Edinburgh. Canongate.] is a parish on
Mainland, OrkneyWilson, Rev. John "The Gazetteer of Scotland" (Edinburgh, 1882) Published by W. & A.K. Johnstone] . It is not to be confused with the many Orkney Islandswith "holm" in their name.
An adjacent Sound, running between Mainland, and
Burray, is also named after Holm. It has since been blocked up by the Churchill Barriers. The parish flanks the north side of the Sound and extends to within 2½ miles of Kirkwall, and contains the village of St Mary's Holm, as well as the island of Lamb Holm. The Mainland section is six miles by two.
The shores are mostly rocky, and the interior consists of light thin,
Church and Manse
Holm church and
manseare both of unusual design. The church has no spire or turret, and the Manse is constructed so that all chimneys appear through the centre of a pyramidal roof.
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