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Burn Of Roerwater

Hut(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Burn Of Roerwater

Classification Hut(S) (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 848

Site Number HU38NE 8

NGR HU 35 85

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

HU38NE 8 35 85.

A group of small huts resembling, in some respects, those at the 'Giant's Garden' (HU38NE 4) was visited by Munro in July 1902. They lay a little off the direct route between the north shore of Roer Water (HU 3386) and the 'Giant's Garden', and occupied a slight elevation, apparently having been built partly above and partly below ground.

'One of these, which before excavation had the appearance of a small cairn of stones, had been already cleared out by Mr Haldane, but, like all the others of its kind - it yielded no relics. A few transported stones, on careful inspection, were found to be the ruins of several huts connected together by drain-like passages, so small that it would tax the ingenuity of most men of the present day to wriggle through'.

R Munro 1904.

Unable to locate any 'huts' in an area of extremely dense scree.

(See HU38NE 4 and HU38NE 5 ).

Visited by OS(RL) 19th May 1969.


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