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Unst, Loch Of Stourhoull

Cairn (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Unst, Loch Of Stourhoull

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Loch Of Bordastubble

Canmore ID 29

Site Number HP50SE 10

NGR HP 57680 03083

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

HP50SE 10 5767 0308.

(HP 5766 0311) Standing Stone (NR)

OS 6" map, Shetland, 2nd ed., (1900).

A roughly triangular block of schist, 4' high, set with a slight inclination towards the west, in what was probably its original position on the margin of a very dilapidated cairn of large stones. It is now used as a straining post for a hill fence.

Scheduled as 'Standing Stone'.

RCAHMS 1946, visited 1930.

This standing stone is as described. It stands on the NW edge of a scatter of large blocks, only two or three of which are earthfast, on top of an eminence. These may represent the remains of a cairn but insufficient remains to be certain. The standing stone is considered locally to be a boundary stone.

Visited by OS(NKB) 5 May 1969

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