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Whalsay, Ward Of Symbister Ness

Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Site Name Whalsay, Ward Of Symbister Ness

Classification Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Canmore ID 1343

Site Number HU56SW 1

NGR HU 5340 6202

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

HU56SW 1 5340 6202.

(HU 5438 6200) Cairn (OE)

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

The remains of a heel-shaped, chambered cairn, ('Ward of Symbister Ness') the plan of which can be traced by the remains of its facing wall. There is a considerable amount of cairn material outside the facing-wall, and a modern marker-cairn has been built at the centre, presumably over the position of the chamber.

A S Henshall 1963, visited 1959.

Cairn, c.0.7m high, as described and planned by Henshall.

Re-surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (RL) 22 May 1968.


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