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Brindister Voe

Broch (Iron Age)

Site Name Brindister Voe

Classification Broch (Iron Age)

Canmore ID 373

Site Number HU25NE 6

NGR HU 2847 5718

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

HU25NE 6 2847 5718.

(HU 2846 5720) Brough (OE)

OS 6" map, Shetland, 2nd ed., (1903)

All that remains of this probable broch is a small heap of debris.

RCAHMS 1946, visited 1931

'On the west side and nearer the shore there' is a small island, between which and the brough there is the remains of a causeway which can be seen at low spring tides only.'

Name Book 1878

All that remains of this broch is an area of heavy stone walling on the E side of an islet, which has been severely eroded. There are sufficient remains for positive identification as a broch but insufficient to assess its dimensions. A ruinous causeway runs from the islet to the W shore of the voe.

Visited by OS (N K B) 13 June 1968


Publication Account (2002)

HU25 3 BRINDISTER VOE ('Brindibister Voe', ‘Brundibister Voe’)


Probable broch in Sandsting, on an islet a short distance from the west shore of Brindister Voe. In 1969 some heavy stone walling was seen on the east side, enough for a positive identification [1].

Sources: 1. OS card HU 25 NE 6: 2. RCAHMS 1946, vol. 3, no. 1399, 102.

E W MacKie 2002


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