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Yell, Clody

Settlement (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Yell, Clody

Classification Settlement (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Clodi Burn

Canmore ID 80

Site Number HP50SW 6

NGR HP 5212 0408

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

HP50SW 6 5212 0408.

A cairn and standing stone at Clody, North Yell, were recorded by Irvine in 1863 (J T Irvine).

The cairn had been almost entirely denuded to provide material for the construction of an adjacent 'plantie crub', but the size was estimated to have been about 60' by 40'. The standing stone was near the centre of the cairn.

RCAHMS 1946; J T Irvine nd.

This structure,at HP 5212 0407, on a gentle E slope, defies classification. All that remains is a turf-covered scatter of stones as shown by Irvine, most of them being loose. Although the size and shape of the feature cannot be readily seen, it has possibly been oval and measured approx 15.0m E-W by 12.0m transversely. The "standing stone" is merely one of several earthfast slabs forming no recognisable pattern. The plantie crub is built inside the W arc, apparently incorporating original walling.

There are occasional traces of old field walls in the area, and these together with the position of the structure suggest a homestead rather than a cairn.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (NKB) 9 May 1969.


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