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Bressay, Hill Of Cruester

Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Bressay, Hill Of Cruester

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 1084

Site Number HU44SE 5

NGR HU 4899 4284

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

HU44SE 5 4899 4284.

(HU 4900 4287) Standing Stone (OE)

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

A sandstone monolith, 9ft 6ins high and 4ft 6 ins wide at the base, with a thickness of roughly 6 in. It tapers as it rises, being only 2ft 7ins wide at 6ft above ground. It is set up with its major axis WNW and ESE, but has a very decided tilt to the SSW. There are traces of packing round the base.

RCAHMS 1946, Visited 10 July 1930.

This stone 2.8m high, 0.2m thick and 1.3m wide at the base stands in the centre of the slight remains of a circular feature at HU 4899 4285. Beside it is a smaller earthfast recumbent stone 0.9m long by 0.4m wide by 0.5m high, with several small packing stones nearby. The origin or use is not known locally.

Re-surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (RD) 8 September 1964


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