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Whalsay, Isbister, Nisthouse

Settlement (Viking)(Possible), Bowl(S) (Steatite)(Viking)

Site Name Whalsay, Isbister, Nisthouse

Classification Settlement (Viking)(Possible), Bowl(S) (Steatite)(Viking)

Canmore ID 1327

Site Number HU56SE 16

NGR HU 5798 6408

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

HU56SE 16 5798 6408.

HU 580 642. Making extensions to his house at Isbister, Nisthuis, Whalsey, in 1962, Mr. Hector Simpson found traces of timber-work and occupation of the Viking period, including steatite bowls, two spindle-whorls and a perforated loom-weight.

The finder indicated the find-spot at HU 5797 6411 under the NE part of his house. Some of the finds are still in his possession, and may possibly be Viking.

Visited by OS (NKB) 29 May 1968.


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