South Havra facts for kids
|Meaning of name||"Ewe Island"|
Aerial view of South Havra
|OS grid reference||HU360268|
|Area||59 hectares (0.23 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||42 metres (138 ft)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Council area||Shetland Islands|
Geography and geology
The soil is fairly fertile, but the lack of running water meant that, unusually for Shetland, the islanders resorted to building a windmill to grind corn.
Geological features on the island include caves and natural arches.
Little Havra is to its west.
Olaf Sinclair, foud (a kind of magistrate) of all Shetland lived here in the 16th century.
The island's ruined windmill is an unusual sight in the Shetland Islands, especially as some have pointed out, that the Dutch were amongst the archipelago's most frequent visitors.
At the censuses of 1871 and 1881 South Havra had a population of 32 and 35, respectively. The island has been uninhabited since 1923. Previously the population was big enough to support a school.
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