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Yell, Copister, Nettlehaa

Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Church (Period Unassigned), Gravestone (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Yell, Copister, Nettlehaa

Classification Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Church (Period Unassigned), Gravestone (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 143208

Site Number HU47NE 13

NGR HU 4819 7875

NGR Description HU c. 4819 7875

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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


Coppister, Yell, Shetland, cruciform stone

Measurements: H 0.54m, W 0.36m

Stone type:

Place of discovery: HU 4819 7875

Present location: at the Old Haa, Burravoe, Yell.

Evidence for discovery: found during ploughing to the north of Nettlehaa in the 1980s, close to the site of the old burial ground.

Present condition: there is damage to one of the corners of the upper arm.


This is a well-proportioned cruciform stone.

Date: ninth to eleventh centuries.

References: Scott & Ritchie 2009, no 84.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

Archaeology Notes

HU47NE 13 c. 4819 7875

HU 481 787 Medieval crucifix grave marker was ploughed up to the N of Nettlehaa in the 1980s; 55 x 37cm. The medieval church was situated at Copister; the house named Nettlehaa was built in 1821 to the SE of the burial yard. No visible evidence of church or yard now exists.

T Watt and I Tait 1996


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