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Unst, Burragarth

Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Unst, Burragarth

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 46

Site Number HP50SE 26

NGR HP 5754 0395

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

HP50SE 26 5754 0395

(HP 5754 0397) Standing Stone (NR).

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

See also HP50SE 9.

A rough quadrangular boulder with no clear evidence of packing at base. It stands 3' high and has a girth of 7' at base. It is locally supposed to have been a boundary stone.

OS Name Book 1878; RCAHMS 1946, visited 1930.

As described by the RCAHMS: almost certainly a boundary stone.

Visited by OS (NKB), 5 May 1969.

Using the 4m high standing stone described on HP50SE 9 as backsight, this 1m high standing stone at a distance of 0.7km to the NNW, acts as skyline foresight for a hitherto unnoticed lunar alignment with declination 28'.629.

H Exton 1994b.

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