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Shetland, Mainland, South Ayre, Swinster Pony Pund

Pony Pund (19th Century)-(20th Century)

Site Name Shetland, Mainland, South Ayre, Swinster Pony Pund

Classification Pony Pund (19th Century)-(20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Swinster

Canmore ID 256774

Site Number HU47SW 42

NGR HU 44319 72229

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Shetland Islands
  • Parish Delting
  • Former Region Shetland Islands Area
  • Former District Shetland
  • Former County Shetland

Archaeology Notes

HU47SW 42 44319 72229.

This stone-walled pony pound is situated at the foot of the hillside near the N end of South Ayre and has been recorded on oblique aerial photographs (RCAHMSAP 2003). is the pound is rectangular on plan and subdivided internally. It is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Orkney & Shetland (Shetland) 1880, sheet xxx) where it is identified as a sheepfold. At least two large rectilinear enclosures lie on the hillside to the NNW, defined by low grass-grown field banks. There are at least three further rectilinear enclosures to the NW of the pound; these are small and in at least one case appear to consist of little more than a platform cut into the slope..

Information from RCAHMS (MMB) 11 October 2004.

This site was visited as part of the RCAHMS Scottish Farm Buildings Survey on 15 October 1994. The site was in good condition and partially roofed on the date of visit.

Information from RCAHMS (ACD) 17 January 2008; NMRS MS 2560/353


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