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Unst, Cliff

Enclosure (Period Unassigned), Structure (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Unst, Cliff

Classification Enclosure (Period Unassigned), Structure (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 173

Site Number HP61SW 24

NGR HP 608 113

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

HP61SW 24 608 113

A rectangular structure with walls built of very large blocks, measuring 17.0m by 8.0m. A central aisle c.0.8m wide, defined by stones on edge just protruding through the turf, runs from end to end. There are surrounding ruined enclosure and field walls, and a modern enclosure lies immediately to the N. Period and purpose uncertain. A circular bank 7.8m diam. enclosing a small mound lies 45.0m SE. Possibly an old crub.

Visited by OS, 5 May 1969

One small unroofed structure is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Orkney and Shetland (Shetland) 1882, sheet ii). One unroofed L-shaped structure of two compartments and an enclosure wall marked by pecked lines are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1973).

Information from RCAHMS (SAH), 18 January 2001.


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