Ness Of Burgi
- Council Shetland Islands
- Parish Dunrossness
- Former Region Shetland Islands Area
- Former District Shetland
- Former County Shetland
HU30NE 2 3878 0839.
(HU 3878 0839) Brough (NR)
OS 6" map, Shetland, 2nd ed., (1903).
A gatehouse fort, probably datable to about 100 BC, isolated by a rampart, with a ditch on either side, cutting across the neck of the peninsula on which it stands.
The site was excavated by Miss C L Mowbray in 1935.
C L Mowbray 1936; RCAHMS 1946, visited 1930; E W MacKie 1965; R G Lamb 1980.
A gatehouse fort as described and planned by RCAHMS. At HU 3877 0855, the spread remains of a stone wall, now evident as a low turf covered bank, cuts off the whole promontory, and may possibly be associated with the 'fort'.
Visited by OS(RL) 2 May 1968.
In 1983, a single cutting was made through the enclosure bank at a point at its N end where it was being actively eroded by the sea, to record its structure and recover dating evidence. No artefacts were found.
S Carter, R McCullagh and A MacSween 1995.