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Papa Stour, The Saldins

Rig And Furrow (Medieval), Settlement (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Papa Stour, The Saldins

Classification Rig And Furrow (Medieval), Settlement (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) The Papar Project

Canmore ID 274119

Site Number HU16SE 90

NGR HU 1766 6007

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Shetland Islands
  • Parish Walls And Sandness
  • Former Region Shetland Islands Area
  • Former District Shetland
  • Former County Shetland

Archaeology Notes

HU16SE 90

A programme of test pitting, geophysical survey, excavation and survey on Papa Stour was undertaken in July 2004, in pursuit of enhanced soils and their relationship to the location of early chapel sites established by the papar.

HU 1766 6007 The Saldins. A small excavation W of the kirk at the Saldins indicated that evidence of earlier rig systems may still be present buried in the deep topsoils. Further geophysical surveys were undertaken at North House, close to the beach, and behind the steading. The former confirmed the presence of an eroding prehistoric settlement. The latter survey was inconclusive.

B Ballin Smith, B E Crawford, G Petersen and J Thomas 2004


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