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Papa Westray, Nouster, Nouster Stores

Kelp Store (18th Century)

Site Name Papa Westray, Nouster, Nouster Stores

Classification Kelp Store (18th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Kelp Stores

Canmore ID 179664

Site Number HY45SE 90

NGR HY 49726 51924

NGR Description and HY 49717 51939

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Orkney Islands
  • Parish Papa Westray
  • Former Region Orkney Islands Area
  • Former District Orkney
  • Former County Orkney


Field Visit (1998)

HY 4972 5193 - Three buildings are located at the head of the pier at Skennist.

(i) A two storied stone structure, comprising living apartments on the upper floor and a store on the ground floor, stands largely intact, if dilapidated. It has a external rear stair leading to the upper floor.

(ii) T the seaward side of (i) a second, conjoined, building houses a smithy.

(iii) Nearby, a second two-storied building is of similar design and function to (i).

Moore and Wilson, 1998

Coastal Zone Assessment Survey


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