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Unst, Underhoull, North House

Burnt Mound (Prehistoric), Polished Axehead (Stone)

Site Name Unst, Underhoull, North House

Classification Burnt Mound (Prehistoric), Polished Axehead (Stone)

Canmore ID 33

Site Number HP50SE 14

NGR HP 5798 0422

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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


Field Visit (5 May 1969)

At HP 5798 0422 there is a cresentic burnt mound 12m by 6m by 1m high. Mr Fraser (Crosbister, Westing, Unst) found a polished stone axe in the vicinity of the mound, and donated it to the Shetland Museum.

Surveyed at 1:2500

Recorded by OS (NKB) 5 May 1969

Desk Based Assessment (1969)

HP50SE 14 5798 0422

A mound of burnt stones lies about mid-way between Underhoull (HP 587 041) and Gunnister (HP 587 040).


Information from OS Index Card.


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