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Whalsay, Gro Stanes

Cairn (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Whalsay, Gro Stanes

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Canmore ID 215724

Site Number HU56SE 68

NGR HU 5506 6444

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 68 5506 6444

A pilot project, entitled the Shetland's Past Project, was begun in the spring of 2001. The project seeks to encourage and train heritage group members to undertake archaeological surveys of their local landscapes. During this pilot year, three history groups (Bressay, Fetlar and Whalsay) have formally been participating in the project, with two further history groups (Foula and Unst) joining the project, albeit on a more informal basis. The project has been met with so much enthusiasm that it hopes to be able to raise sufficient funds to encourage and train other heritage groups and interested individuals to take an active part in recording the cultural heritage of Shetland. Below is a list of the archaeological sites, which have so far been recorded as part of the project.

HU 5506 6444 Enormous sub-circular raised area, approximately 40m in diameter, with various stones (up to 1.1m high) protruding from the top.

Sponsors: Council for British Archaeology, Community Fund, Shetland Amenity Trust

B Simpson 2001

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