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Fair Isle, Malcolm's Head

Tower (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Fair Isle, Malcolm's Head

Classification Tower (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Site 72

Canmore ID 3741

Site Number HZ17SE 31

NGR HZ 19589 70716

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

HZ17SE 31 1958 7071.

Remains of Napoleonic Tower on Malcolm's Head. Originally square (?) c. 5 x 5m with S, E and W walls still standing to c 2.2m, 1.5m and 1.2m resp ectively. S wall contains opening c 1m wide with later (now tumbled) blocking. N wall no longer extant. Construction of mortared stone using substantial quoin s. Rubble and concrete throughout surrounding area.

J R Hunter 1984.

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Field Visit (1984)

Remains of Napoleonic Tower on Malcolm's Head. Originally square (?) c. 5 x 5m with S, E and W walls still standing to c 2.2m, 1.5m and 1.2m resp ectively. S wall contains opening c 1m wide with later (now tumbled) blocking. N wall no longer extant. Construction of mortared stone using substantial quoin s. Rubble and concrete throughout surrounding area.

J R Hunter 1984.

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