Vementry

Chambered Cairn

Site Name Vementry

Classification Chambered Cairn

Alternative Name(s) Muckle Ward

Canmore ID 458

Site Number HU26SE 1

NGR HU 2956 6096

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

HU26SE 1 2956 6096.

(HU 2955 6094) Watch Tower (OE)

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

A heel-shaped, chambered cairn consisting of a platform, heel-shaped in plan and measuring 33' from back to front, within which rises a circular cairn, 26' in diameter and now existing to a height of 5' to 6'. A well preserved and impressive facade 36' across forms the SSE side of the platform. The entrance is from behind the centre of the facade which shows no break.

A S Henshall 1963, (ZET 45).

As described and planned by Henshall.

Visited by OS(WDJ) 10 June 1968

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