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Unst, Sobul

Enclosure (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Unst, Sobul

Classification Enclosure (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 134

Site Number HP60SW 32

NGR HP 60331 03984

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

HP60SW 32 6037 0417.

Situated in a prominent position are the remains of a substantial circular wall c.20.0m diameter, enclosing an area of outcrop rock. Purpose unknown.

Visited by OS 27 April 1969.


Field Visit (26 April 2010)

This enclosure, which seems likely to be the site referred to by the OS, is situated in rough peaty moorland 55m W of a stony dyke that extends for several hundred metres N towards Helliers Water. Roughly oval on plan, it measures 16m from N to S by 14m transversely within a boulder bank enclosing very rocky ground. The bank has been heavily robbed on the N and SE. The location cited by the OS lies some 190m to the NNE, in an area devoid of features answering this desctiption.


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