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St Kilda, Hirta, Village Bay

Knocking Stone (Post Medieval)

Site Name St Kilda, Hirta, Village Bay

Classification Knocking Stone (Post Medieval)

Canmore ID 9662

Site Number NF19NW 16

NGR NF 1010 9932

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Western Isles
  • Parish Harris
  • Former Region Western Isles Islands Area
  • Former District Western Isles
  • Former County Inverness-shire


Desk Based Assessment (22 April 1966)

(NF 1010 9932) The only mortar (for bruising grain with a wooden pestle) on St Kilda was standing opposite cottage No.8 when Mathieson surveyed the island in the early 1920s. The stone is nearly 2ft high and 1ft 6ns across.

Information from OS (BRS) 22 April 1966

J Mathieson 1928.

Field Visit (12 August 1967)

This mortar is now housed in Cottage No.1 together with other relics (none of apparent archaeological interest) which are to form a Museum under the care of the National Trust of Scotland.

Visited by OS (J L D) 12 August 1967.


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