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Clickhimin Description of stone

Date 5 October 2016

Event ID 1014352

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type EARLY MEDIEVAL CARVED STONES PROJECT

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/1014352

Clickhimim, Shetland, footprint stone

Measurements:

Stone type: sandstone

Place of discovery: HU 4643 4081

Present location: set as a paving stone in the outer gateway leading into the fort with the footprints facing upwards.

Evidence for discovery: none, and the slab is unlikely to be in its original location.

Present condition: somewhat worn.

Description

Carved in low relief into the surface of the slab is a pair of shod footprints, set close together roughly in the centre of the slab. Each footprint is 0.23m long (9 inches).

Date: early medieval

References: Hamilton 1968, 151-6; Scott & Ritchie 2009, 2, 14, 47, no 10.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

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