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Date 19 August 1998

Event ID 1028101

Category Recording

Type Excavation


Kirkdale Archaeology was contracted by Historic Scotland to provide archaeological supervision during a small excavation conducted by the local squad at Jarlshof, Shatland. This was necessary to lay founds for a storm porch which was to be added to the visitor centre. An area some 3.8m N-S by 2.2m E-W at the extreme S end of the W side of the visitor centre was to be taken down 300mm.

Prior to excavation a concrete gutter 200mm wide lay directly against this W wall, with to it’s W an area of cobbling set in concrete 1.05m wide. To the W of this the path, formed of similar cobbles but set in sand, covered the rest of the trench. The clean sand was not bottomed, while the concrete retaining the cobbled area overlay the construction trench for the visitor centre (constructed in the early 1970s), filled with boulders from the beach. Nothing of archaeological significance was recorded.

Sponsor: Historic Scotland

D Murray 1998

Kirkdale Archaeology

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