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Skennist (6341)

Current Priority
Low
East
349720
North
1051930
Site Type
Structures: Store, House And Smithy
Period
18-20th C

Three buildings are located at the head of the pier at Skennist. (i) a two storied stone structure, comprising living apartments on the upper floor and a store on the ground floor, stands largely intact, if dilapidated. It has an external rear stair leading up to the upper floor. (ii) To the seaward side of (i) a second, conjoined, building houses a smithy. (iii) Nearby, a second two-storied building is of similar design and function to (i).

Condition and current recommendations:

Condition
Fair
Action

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Record PWT34 on map Papa Westray: Map 2 in Orkney Coastal Zone Assessment Survey 1998: Westray, Papa Westray, Holm of Papa Westray, West Mainland, 1999

Other records:

NMRS
179664
SMR
Unknown

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13th May, 2015 by training1
Survey Information
User:
training1
Date:
May 13, 2015
Tidal state:
low
Site located?:
Yes
Condition Information
Proximity to coast edge:
<10m
Coastally eroding?:
not eroding
Other threats?:
none
Description:

Three buildings are located at the head of the pier at Skennist. (i) a two storied stone structure, comprising living apartments on the upper floor and a store on the ground floor, stands largely intact, if dilapidated. It has an external rear stair leading up to the upper floor. (ii) To the seaward side of (i) a second, conjoined, building houses a smithy. (iii) Nearby, a second two-storied building is of similar design and function to (i).

ShoreUPDATE 13 May 2015

The buildings are being partially maintained as a clubhouse and store. They are not under threat

Management Information
Comments and recommendations