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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 641950

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/641950

HU34SW 2 3005 4332.

(HU 3003 4333) Standing Stone (OE)

OS 6" map, Shetland, 2nd ed. (1903)

A three-sided block of red granitic stone, standing about 8' 10" high and tapering gradually upwards from the base, which has been loosely packed. At 2' above ground level, it measures 6' across the broadest or south face. In or before 1865-6 six stone'knives' were found in a row beside it. (J Hunt 1866)

RCAHMS 1946, visited 1931

Standing stone as described and illustrated. Another similar stone 9.0m. to the N, now prostrate, is believed locally to have once stood upright and been pushed over in the last century. Probably similar to other double standing stones in Shetland (See HU35NW 3). No further information regarding 'knives'.

Revised at 6"

Visited by OS(RL) 10 June 1968

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