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South Ronaldsay, Kirkhouse Point, Fishery

Fishing Station (18th Century), Storehouse (18th Century)

Site Name South Ronaldsay, Kirkhouse Point, Fishery

Classification Fishing Station (18th Century), Storehouse (18th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Pool Of Cletts

Canmore ID 153291

Site Number ND49SE 38

NGR ND 4708 9078

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Orkney Islands
  • Parish South Ronaldsay
  • Former Region Orkney Islands Area
  • Former District Orkney
  • Former County Orkney

Archaeology Notes

ND49SE 38 4708 9078

(Location cited as ND 471 908). Fishery, Kirkhouse Point, 18th century. Typical of many Orkney fisheries, with a sheltered inlet, possibly artificially improved, and a group of hand-operated winches, one wood-framed, for hauling boats out of the water. Unusually, there is the ruin of a one-storey and attic rubble storehouse, with an external stair.

J R Hume 1977.


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