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Loch Of Grunnavoe

Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)

Site Name Loch Of Grunnavoe

Classification Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) The Houb, Grunnavoe

Canmore ID 315

Site Number HU24NW 26

NGR HU 2499 4889

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 26 2499 4889.

HU 250 489 (Calder 1965) A mound of burnt stones lines on the rivulet that forms the outlet of the Loch of Grunnavoe, near the head of the Houb.

RCAHMS 1946, visited 1931; C S T Calder 1965.

At HU 2499 4889 a burnt mound comprising two separate small mounds. The more easterly is c.1.2m high, the other is c.0.8m high.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (R L) 15 June 1968

Scheduled as The Houb, burnt mound, Grunnavoe.

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 29 January 1993.

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Field Visit (15 June 1968)

At HU 2499 4889 a burnt mound comprising two separate small mounds. The more easterly is c.1.2m high, the other is c.0.8m high.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (R L) 15 June 1968

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