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Yell, Harpadale

Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)

Site Name Yell, Harpadale

Classification Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 83

Site Number HP50SW 9

NGR HP 5245 0472

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Activities

Excavation (1865)

Excavated by members of the Anthropological Society of London in 1865.

R Tate 1866

Field Visit (9 May 1969)

At HP 5237 0476 there is a small burnt mound with hollowed centre, which, according to Mr Tulloch, (Mr T Tulloch, GPO Gutcher, Yell) is the "cairn" excavated in 1865.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (NKB) 9 May 1969.

Desk Based Assessment (1969)

HP50SW 9 5245 0472.

A ruined cairn was excavated in Harpa Dale (HP 525 046) by members of the Anthropological Society of London in 1865, (R Tate 1866), but there is no report of any discoveries.

RCAHMS 1946; R Tate 1866.

Information from OS Index Card.

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