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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 642795

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


HU43NW 1 40430 39231

(HU 4043 3922) Scalloway Castle (NR) (In Ruins).

OS 6" map, Shetland, 2nd ed., (1902).

Scalloway Castle was built in 1600 and comprises an oblong block 58ft 6ins (17.83m) from E to W by 33ft 9ins (10.3m) from N to S, with a wing attached to its SW corner, 26ft 3ins (8m) by 26ft (7.92m). The remains, four storeys and a garret in height, rise almost to the wall-head and are in the care of the M of Public Buildings and Works.

RCAHMS 1946; B H St J O'Neil 1950.

Scalloway Castle is as described and illustrated by the RCAHMS.

Visited OS (NKB) 16th May 1968.

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