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Unst, Uyeasound

Broch (Iron Age)

Site Name Unst, Uyeasound

Classification Broch (Iron Age)

Canmore ID 45

Site Number HP50SE 25

NGR HP 5930 0104

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

Archaeology Notes

HP50SE 25 5930 0104.

(HP 5929 0107) Brough (NR) (Site of).

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

A heap of stones and boulders almost entirely covered by high tide.

Name Book 1878

All that remains are two large broch-like stones protruding from the base of the pier which now overlays the broch. Part of the pier has collapsed, obscuring any trace of the rest.

Visited by OS (NKB) 5 May 1969.


Publication Account (2002)

HP50 8 MUSSELBURGH ('Uyeasound')


Site of possible broch on the shore of Uyea Sound on Unst, consisting of a "heap of stones and boulders almost entirely covered by high tide"; the site is partly covered by a modern pier [1].

Sources: OS card HP50 SE 25: 2. RCAHMS 1946, vol. 3, no. 1582.


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