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Latitude: 59.2311 / 59°13'52"N
Longitude: -2.5985 / 2°35'54"W
OS Eastings: 365944
OS Northings: 1038433
OS Grid: HY659384
Mapcode National: GBR M4YB.GB8
Mapcode Global: XH8L0.H75L
Plus Code: 9CFV6CJ2+CJ
Entry Name: Kettletoft Pier, Sanday
Listing Name: Sanday, Kettletoft Pier, Including Slipway
Listing Date: 16 September 1999
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 393697
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46402
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Cross and Burness
County: Orkney Islands
Electoral Ward: North Isles
Parish: Cross And Burness
Traditional County: Orkney
Parallel piers with slipway between, forming narrow harbour. Original coursed rubble pier with flagstone pavement to south, 1833, extended, concrete, 1883; stugged, sandstone ashlar steps to water with cast-iron railings to N side. Later, (20th century), shorter, hook-ended concrete pier to N; modern steel (?) railing to N side. Central slipway built of vertically-set flagstones; cast-iron capstan, Westerman, Genoa to landward end.
ORIGINAL PIER: 2-storey, 9-bay random rubble (harl-pointed to N) former storehouse to landward end; regularly fenestrated; uPVC windows; Welsh slate roof. Small 2-storey square-plan light tower adjoining single storey, piended roof store to seaward end. Adjacent single-storey brick gabled store.
SLIPWAY: small, single storey, square-plan gabled weighbridge hut at head of slipway; cement-rendered; cast-iron weighbridge to E side.
Although not as important a fishing harbour as Whitehall on the island of Stronsay, Kettletoft was nevertheless a significant harbour on Sanday and supported a small settlement throughout the 19th century. The substantial 2-storey store at the pierhead was originally entered through an arched doorway; now a square-headed entrance leads to a general store.
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