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Nesting

"NESTING, a parish in the Shetland Islands, Scotland. It is in the mainland, and in the shire of Orkney and Shetland, with the ancient parishes of Lunnasting and Whalsay and the detached islands of the Skerries, annexed. It extends about 18 miles in length, with an extreme breadth of 4 miles. The inequalities of the surface are considerable, the principal elevations being Catfirth, Doure, and Vidlaw roes. The cultivated portion of the parish is but small, the surface being chiefly bare and mossy. There are neither roads nor bridges, and agriculture is in a very backward state. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in the fisheries, and consider the cultivation of the land as only a secondary object. Limestone, granite, syenite, and mica slate are abundant, but gneiss is the prevailing rock."

[from The National Gazetteer of of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Nesting area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Nesting has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference HU462550 (Lat/Lon: 60.276706, -1.166488), Nesting which are provided by:
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