Burga Water

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Canmore ID 1204
Site Number HU46SE 1
NGR HU 4805 6410
Former District SHETLAND
Former County SHETLAND
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

HU46SE 1 4805 6410.

(HU 4803 6411) Brough (OE)
OS 6" map, Shetland, 2nd ed., (1903).

A grass-covered mound 8' or 9' high, which, viewed from the shore of the loch, appears to be the remains of a broch. No causeway was visible.
RCAHMS 1946, visited 1930.

'A circular building overgrown with grass generally known to be the remains of a 'Brough... and in good preservation'.
Name Book 1878.

A broch mound, measuring about 15.0 metres in diameter, with an apparent entrance in the east. No wall faces are visible beneath the turf covering, and no causeway was seen.
Visited by OS (NKB) 22 June 1968.


Project Euan W Mackie Broch Corpus 1

Notes HU46 1 BURGA WATER 1 HU/480641
Possible broch in Nesting, a grass-covered mound 2.44 -2.71 m (8-9 ft.) high situated on the larger of two islets in the loch of that name; it is about 100m from the south and south-west shores. It was not visited by the Commission's investigators, but a later report [1] describes a mound about 15m in diameter containing a circular building with an apparent entrance on the east. No causeway has been seen.
Sources: 1. OS card HU 46SE 1: 2. RCAHMS 1946, vol. 3, no. 1284, 79.
E W MacKie 2002

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Books and References

MacKie, E W (2002b) The roundhouses, brochs and wheelhouses of Atlantic Scotland c. 700BC - AD500: architecture and material culture Part 1 - The Orkney and Shetland Isles BAR British Series 342 Oxford
Page(s): 116 Held at RCAHMS E.9.1.MAC

Ordnance Survey (Name Book) Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey (6 inch and 1/2500 scale). Held at RCAHMS on micro fiche.
Page(s): Book No.6, 139 Held at RCAHMS Ref

RCAHMS (1946) The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Twelfth report with an inventory of the ancient monuments of Orkney and Shetland, 3v Edinburgh
Page(s): 79,NO.1284 Held at RCAHMS A.1.1.INV/12

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