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Hut (Iron Age)

Site Name Sandwick

Classification Hut (Iron Age)

Canmore ID 340671

Site Number HP60SW 348

NGR HP 62011 02099

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 (26 April 2010)

This building is eroding out of the grassy sward immediately above the stony beach on the SW side of Sand Wick bay. It is roughly circular on plan and delimited by a series of spaced orthostats, some of which are missing from its NE arc. The interior is largely filled with beach stones, although a stratigraphic profile was still preserved under the sward overlying its SW side on the date of visit.

The building appears to be directly comparable to the Iron Age cellular structure (HP60SW 71) at Eastings, Sandwick, which is situated about 95m to the NW.

Visited by RCAHMS (GLB) 26 April 2010.


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