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Yell, Gloup Holm

Broch (Iron Age)(Possible), Skeo (Period Unknown)(Possible)

Site Name Yell, Gloup Holm

Classification Broch (Iron Age)(Possible), Skeo (Period Unknown)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Holm Of Gloup; Pigeon Hellie

Canmore ID 3

Site Number HP40NE 1

NGR HP 4849 0615

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

Archaeology Notes

HP40NE 1 4849 0615

Formerly also entered in error as HP32NW 1.

(HP 4849 0615) Brough (NR) (Site of)

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

The structures on this site were described as being like little houses with a drain at the bottom, by Thomas Irvine of Midbrake, who robbed them to build the wall across the neck of the island.

T Irvine 1897

No boat being available, the site could not be inspected, but the language that Irvine uses suggests that the remains are those of a fish 'skeo' rather than a broch.


Not visited. Inaccessible at time because of rough sea conditions.

Visited by OS 11 May 1969


Publication Account (2002)



This possible broch on Yell; no further information.

E W MacKie 2002


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