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Unknown: Gossabrough, Yell, North Sea

Craft (19th Century)

Site Name Unknown: Gossabrough, Yell, North Sea

Classification Craft (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Gossaborough; Burn Of Gossawater; Basta Voe; Sellafirth; Colgrave Sound; Atlantic

Canmore ID 239420

Site Number HU58SW 8001

NGR HU 53 83

NGR Description HU c. 53 83

Datum Datum not recorded


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Shetland Islands
  • Parish Maritime - Shetland Islands
  • Former Region Shetland Islands Area
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

HU58SW 8001 c. 53 83

N60 32 W1 2

NLO: Gossabrough [name centred HU 527 832].

Formerly entered as HU59NW 8001 (unlocated).

[Tentative equation: record received incomplete].

Wrecked laden with tar

Archive Ref: SM

Source: Shetland Archive Service [undated].

MS/3025, no. 352

(Listed among 'Old wrecks of Yell'). In 1847 an unknown vessel was wrecked at Gossaborough.

G Ridley 1992.

(No classification specified: cargo cited as tar, and date of loss as December 1847). Unknown: this vessel was wrecked at Gossabrough.

(Location of loss cited as N60 32.0 W1 1.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location of Gossaborough or Gossabrough cannot be established from rge available map evidence. The Burn of Gossawater [name centred HU 505 999] is only noted inland but enters Basta Voe at its head [HU 511 678] near Sellafirth [name: HU 520 979].

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 6 March 2003.

The map sheet assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Per contra the above, Gossabrough [name centred HU 527 832] lies inland, but close to the E shore of Yell.

The vessel presumably stranded.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 6 September 2007.


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