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Rinns Of Shurdimires

Stone Row (Neol/bronze Age)

Site Name Rinns Of Shurdimires

Classification Stone Row (Neol/bronze Age)

Canmore ID 91754

Site Number HU25NW 22

NGR HU 217 574

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

HU25NW 22 217 574.

A distinctive collinear setting of three rough, earthfast stones, A, B and C, of the local gneiss is aligned almost on the meridian, with an azimuth of 355'.96 from the most southerly stone A. The site lies about 35m above ordnance datum, and the sizes of the stones are as follows: Stone A: 0.75m by 0.56m by 1.4m high, (most southerly); Stone B: 0.64m by 0.48m by 1.12m high; Stone C: 0.69m by 0.46m by 0.74m high, (most northerly). AB = 9.63m and BC = 5.52m. From the stone A, the cliffs at Eshaness, at a distance of about 19km to the N, are precisely indicated.

This site was initially pointed out by John Georgeson.

H Exton 1994a.

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