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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 641556

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


HP50SE 10 5767 0308.

(HP 5766 0311) Standing Stone (NR)

OS 6" map, Shetland, 2nd ed., (1900).

A roughly triangular block of schist, 4' high, set with a slight inclination towards the west, in what was probably its original position on the margin of a very dilapidated cairn of large stones. It is now used as a straining post for a hill fence.

Scheduled as 'Standing Stone'.

RCAHMS 1946, visited 1930.

This standing stone is as described. It stands on the NW edge of a scatter of large blocks, only two or three of which are earthfast, on top of an eminence. These may represent the remains of a cairn but insufficient remains to be certain. The standing stone is considered locally to be a boundary stone.

Visited by OS(NKB) 5 May 1969

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