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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 643462

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/643462

HU68NW 2 6157 8731.

(HU 6156 8734) Site of Brough (OE)

OS 6" map, Shetland, 2nd ed.,(1900).

In 1840 while building a stone wall across the entrance to this head-land, the stones of the brough were removed for building purposes and some ashes were found some 3 or 4 feet under the surface of the ground.

Burgalstou to the north, is'a small green spot.. said to be Pictish remains'.

Name Book 1878.

No evidence of a broch was found

RCAHMS 1946, visited 1930.

Only disturbed ground, eroded by the sea, indicates the site of the broch, and no broch features survive.

On the NW landward side, three low turf-covered banks with medial ditches, 1.3m deep defend the head- land. These have been reduced by erosion and are now a maximum of 20.0m long. No entrance can be seen. Burgalston is a fairly modern cultivated area, with no signs of antiquity.

Surveyed at 6" scale.

Visited by OS (NKB) 15 May 1969.

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