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Whalsay, Suther Ness

Grave (Viking), Stone Setting (Viking)

Site Name Whalsay, Suther Ness

Classification Grave (Viking), Stone Setting (Viking)

Canmore ID 1304

Site Number HU56NE 19

NGR HU 551 654

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Shetland Islands
  • Parish Nesting
  • Former Region Shetland Islands Area
  • Former District Shetland
  • Former County Shetland

Archaeology Notes

HU56NE 19 551 654

A boat-shaped setting of stones c.3m long and 1.5m broad, very similar to the Viking grave identified by Hamilton on Linga West Isthmus, with pointed stem and bow.

Information from P J Ashmore, IAM (Historic Scotland) 20 December 1973.


Field Visit (23 May 2015)

Possible feature noted consisting of low subrectangular earthworks, c5m by 4m, with two edge set stones protruding on the east side. Approx 10m from the coast edge not eroding.

Visited by Scotland's Coastal Heritage at Risk (SCHARP) 23 May 2015


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