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Unst, Sandwick

Head Dyke (Post Medieval), Township (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Unst, Sandwick

Classification Head Dyke (Post Medieval), Township (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 188667

Site Number HP60SW 51

NGR HP 615 023

NGR Description Centred on HP 615 023

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



A township comprising three unroofed buildings, three partially roofed buildings, six roofed buildings, twenty unroofed structures, some enclosures, field walls and a head-dyke is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Orkney and Shetland (Shetland) 1881, sheet viii). Eleven unroofed buildings, one partially roofed building, seven unroofed structures, some enclosures, field walls and the fragmentary remains of the head-dyke are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1973).

Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 6 February 2001


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