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East Burra, Symbister

Burnt Mound(S) (Prehistoric)

Site Name East Burra, Symbister

Classification Burnt Mound(S) (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 577

Site Number HU32NE 1

NGR HU 3717 2982

NGR Description HU 3717 2982, HU 3706 2975 and HU 3714 2984

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

HU32NE 1 3717 2982, 3706 2975 and 3714 2984

There are three mounds of burnt stones about 50 yards south of the crofters houses at Symbister (HU 371 298).

RCAHMS 1946.

HU 3706 2975. A small, turf covered mound of burnt stones measuring 5.0m x 4.0m x 0.6m high.

HU 3714 2984. A turf covered mound of burnt stones measuring 8.0m x 7.0m x 0.5m high.

HU 3717 2982. A large mutilated, turf covered mound of burnt stones measuring 20.0m NW-SE by 14.0m transversely with an average height of 2.2m.

Visited by OS (WDJ), 15 May 1968.

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Field Visit (15 May 1968)

HU 3706 2975. A small, turf covered mound of burnt stones measuring 5.0m x 4.0m x 0.6m high.

HU 3714 2984. A turf covered mound of burnt stones measuring 8.0m x 7.0m x 0.5m high.

HU 3717 2982. A large mutilated, turf covered mound of burnt stones measuring 20.0m NW-SE by 14.0m transversely with an average height of 2.2m.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 15 May 1968.

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