Burga Water

Broch (possible)

Site Name Burga Water

Classification Broch (possible)

Canmore ID 1204

Site Number HU46SE 1

NGR HU 4805 6410

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Shetland Islands
  • Parish Nesting
  • Former Region Shetland Islands Area
  • Former District Shetland
  • Former County Shetland

Archaeology Notes

HU46SE 1 4805 6410.

(HU 4803 6411) Brough (OE)

OS 6" map, Shetland, 2nd ed., (1903).

A grass-covered mound 8' or 9' high, which, viewed from the shore of the loch, appears to be the remains of a broch. No causeway was visible.

RCAHMS 1946, visited 1930.

'A circular building overgrown with grass generally known to be the remains of a 'Brough... and in good preservation'.

Name Book 1878.

A broch mound, measuring about 15.0 metres in diameter, with an apparent entrance in the east. No wall faces are visible beneath the turf covering, and no causeway was seen.

Visited by OS (NKB) 22 June 1968.

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