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Breibister

Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Chapel (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Breibister

Classification Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Chapel (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 313

Site Number HU24NW 24

NGR HU 2162 4952

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Shetland Islands
  • Parish Walls And Sandness
  • Former Region Shetland Islands Area
  • Former District Shetland
  • Former County Shetland

Archaeology Notes

HU24NW 24 2162 4952.

(HU 2161 4955) Chapel (NR) (Site of)

Burial Ground (NR)

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

A green spot in the burial ground is generally known to mark the site of a chapel, said to be pre-Reformation. It is possible that it belonged to the 13th or 14th century's, and that it fell into disuse at the Reformation.

Name Book 1878

There is now no trace of chapel or burial ground. Tradition of both still known locally.

Visited by OS (R L) 15 June 1968

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