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Unst, West Scrafield

Souterrain (Prehistoric)

Site Name Unst, West Scrafield

Classification Souterrain (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 8

Site Number HP50NE 10

NGR HP 598 094

NGR Description HP c. 598 094

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

HP50NE 10 c. 598 094

An earth-house was discovered many years before 1930 at West Scrafield (HP 598 094), in a field about 300yds SW of the ruined church of Balliasta (HP 602 096). It was immediately filled in. The passage, which is said to have been lintelled lay at a considerable depth. The only object found was a broken pot of black ware which was not disturbed.

RCAHMS 1946, visited 1930.

No further information.

Visited by OS (RL) 28 April 1969

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