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Laxo

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Laxo

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Knowe Of Brulland

Canmore ID 1211

Site Number HU46SW 4

NGR HU 4452 6348

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

HU46SW 4 4452 6348.

(HU 4452 6350) Tumulus (O.E.)

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

A cairn standing on an outcrop of rock. At the base, where there is an arrangement resembling a kerb of large and widely spaced stones, it is roughly oblong, measuring some 60' north-south by 50' east-west. Its rectangular shape may have been produced by the surrounding patches of cultivation, as the upper part of the mound is almost circular. Its present height is not more than 10'. Several large stones, one of which is set on edge, are exposed on top.

RCAHMS 1946. Visited 1930.

Generally as described by RCAHM, except that the centre of the cairn has been removed by quarrying.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS(RL) 30th May 1968.

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