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Forratwatt

Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)

Site Name Forratwatt

Classification Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 319

Site Number HU24NW 3

NGR HU 24558 49442

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 3 2455 4944.

(HU 2455 4944) Tumulus (NR)

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

A mound of burnt stones.

RCAHMS 1946, visited 1931

A burnt mound c.1.4m high.

Revised at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (R L) 15 June 1968

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Field Visit (15 June 1968)

A burnt mound c.1.4m high.

Revised at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (R L) 15 June 1968

Field Visit (12 June 2010)

This grass-grown burnt mound is situated 165m NW of ruined farmstead of Forratwatt (HU24NW 215). Oval on plan, it measures at least 10m from ENE to WSW by 7m transversely and 1.3m in height.

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS, ARG) 12 June 2010.

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