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Sanday, Ouse Point

Building (Period Unassigned), Structure (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Sanday, Ouse Point

Classification Building (Period Unassigned), Structure (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 306701

Site Number HY63NE 44

NGR HY 67149 39479

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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


Field Visit (1999)

Three fragments of walling are exposed in a coastal section along Ouse Point: a narrow strip of land which extends between Kettletoft Bay and its inner bay, the Peerie Sea. The walling is coursed and stands up to 0.5m/5 courses high. Two of the wall fragments, which protrude from the section face at oblique angles, appear to represent the side and end walls of a rectangular structure with the corner already destroyed by the sea. The third fragment of walling protrudes at a right angle from the section and may be part of an internal dividing wall. On this assumption, the building measures at least 20m in length. Floor levels are suggested by successive layers of flat slabs, interspersed with grey clay and fine gravel. Associated soil deposits contain inclusions of animal bone, shell and mortar. The possible date range for this structure ranges from the Norse to post-medieval periods.

Moore & Wilson 1999.

Coastal Zone Assessment Survey, 1999


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