Whalsay, Symbister, Pier House (Museum)

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Alternative Names Bay Of Symbister; Symbister Harbour; Symbister Old Harbour
Site Type DOCK, MUSEUM
Canmore ID 1344
Site Number HU56SW 10
NGR HU 53916 62400
Council SHETLAND ISLANDS
Parish NESTING
Former Region SHETLAND ISLANDS AREA
Former District SHETLAND
Former County SHETLAND
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

HU56SW 10.00 53916 62400

HU56SW 10.01 53905 62416

HU56SW 52 53946 62410 Harbour View (Bremen Booth)

The bod (booth) belonged to German merchants belonging to the Hanseatic League. The Hanseatic League was a mercantile league of medieval N German towns. It came into existence gradually as the Hansas-companies of merchants dealing with foreign lands-and the cities from which they operated drew closer together as a way of protecting themselves from foreign competition and piracy. In the 13th cent. more than 70 German cities joined in treaties of mutual protection. The Hanseatic League was formally organized in 1358, and in 1370 it won a trade monopoly in all of Scandinavia. The league prospered in the following centuries but went out of existence in the 17th cent. BREMEN, HAMBURG, and LUBECK are still known as Hanseatic cities.
(Undated) information in NMRS.

 
Books and References

Finnie, M (1990) Shetland: an illustrated architectural guide, Edinburgh
Page(s): 80 Held at RCAHMS D.2.SHE

Ritchie, A (1985a) Exploring Scotland's heritage: Orkney and Shetland, Exploring Scotland's heritage series Edinburgh
Page(s): 34-5, No.9 Held at RCAHMS A.1.4.HER

Ritchie, A (1997b) Shetland, Exploring Scotland's Heritage series Edinburgh
Page(s): (no. 8), 34-5, 55-6 Held at RCAHMS A.1.4.HER

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