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Little Bousta, Norse Mill

Horizontal Mill (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Little Bousta, Norse Mill

Classification Horizontal Mill (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Bousta

Canmore ID 69652

Site Number HU25NW 16

NGR HU 2205 5770

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Shetland Islands
  • Parish Walls And Sandness
  • Former Region Shetland Islands Area
  • Former District Shetland
  • Former County Shetland

Archaeology Notes

HU25NW 16 2205 5770

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(Location cited as HU 218 579). Norse mill, Bousta, 19th century or earlier. A well-preserved ruin with the tirl shaft in position.

J R Hume 1977

One unroofed building annotated Mill is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Orkney & Shetland (Shetland) 1882, sheet xli) and on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1973).

Information from RCAHMS (SAH), 8 May 2001.


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