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Whalsay, Brough, Houll

Cup Marked Rock (Prehistoric)

Site Name Whalsay, Brough, Houll

Classification Cup Marked Rock (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 1321

Site Number HU56SE 10

NGR HU 5560 6487

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

HU56SE 10 5560 6487.

(Area: HU 555 648) Three groups of cup-marks occur on the tops of rocky outcrops about 250 yards S. of No. 1343 (HU56NE 12 - broch site) on the east side of the road and about 80 yards SW of Houll, and another group at a place called 'The Steep Toons', east of Houll. The cups are pecked out, not ground.

RCAHMS 1946, visited 1936.

Centred HU 5560 6487, on a SE facing slope, there are four areas of cup-marked rock outcrop. A - 3 cups, B - 3, C - at least 19, and D - at least 6.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (RL) 23 May 1968.


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