Stenness  Orkney


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Stenness like this:

Stennes, quoad sacra par., Firth and Stennes, and Sandwick pars., Pomona, Orkney, on the Loch of Stennes, 4 miles NE. of Stromness and 10 miles W. of Kirkwall, pop. 697; P.O.; 1 mile NW. of Stennes church are the "Standing Stones of Stennes," two groups of ancient stone circles similar to those at Stonehenge.

"The location is where the name ""Stenness"" appears on modern 1:50,000 maps, and also adjacent to the Loch of Stenness."

Stenness through time

Stenness is now part of Orkney Islands district. Click here for graphs and data of how Orkney Islands has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Stenness itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Stenness in Orkney Islands | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 07th December 2019

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