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Loch Of Wasdale

Farmstead (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Loch Of Wasdale

Classification Farmstead (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 182933

Site Number HY31NW 82

NGR HY 3422 1528

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Orkney Islands
  • Parish Firth
  • Former Region Orkney Islands Area
  • Former District Orkney
  • Former County Orkney

Archaeology Notes

HY31NW 82 3422 1528

A farmstead, comprising one unroofed building of two compartments and two enclosures is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Orkney and Shetland (Orkney) 1882, sheet ci). One small unroofed building and two enclosures are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1975).

Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 19 December 2000.


Field Visit (May 2022)

HY 34276 14879 A walkover survey was conducted in May 2022, of three sites identified as a farmstead (Site 1 – Canmore ID: 182933) and two possible crannogs. The first crannog, (Site 2 – Canmore ID: 307263) lies closest to the farmhouse and the second crannog, Site 3, is listed as a possible chapel (Canmore ID: 2156). Site 2 is noted on Canmore as a natural feature, but upon the visit, it was noted that the platform appears to be bounded by several courses of stone walling and there is a small stone feature with orthostats within the loch immediately to the W.

Archive: Orkney HER Funder: Orkney College UHI

Peyton Flanders and Jem Brewer – UHI Orkney College

(Source: DES Volume 23)


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