Alternative Names Muckle Ward
Site Type CHAMBERED CAIRN
Canmore ID 458
Site Number HU26SE 1
NGR HU 2956 6096
Council SHETLAND ISLANDS
Former Region SHETLAND ISLANDS AREA
Former District SHETLAND
Former County SHETLAND
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
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|Notes and Activities|
HU26SE 1 2956 6096.
(HU 2955 6094) Watch Tower (OE)
OS 6" map, Shetland, 2nd ed. (1903)
A heel-shaped, chambered cairn consisting of a platform, heel-shaped in plan and measuring 33' from back to front, within which rises a circular cairn, 26' in diameter and now existing to a height of 5' to 6'. A well preserved and impressive facade 36' across forms the SSE side of the platform. The entrance is from behind the centre of the facade which shows no break.
A S Henshall 1963, (ZET 45).
As described and planned by Henshall.
Visited by OS(WDJ) 10 June 1968
|Books and References|
Current Archaeology (1972a) 'Chambered tombs in Scotland', Curr Archaeol, vol.3, 11 September
Page(s): 311 plan 311
Henshall, A S (1963a) The chambered tombs of Scotland,, vol.1 Edinburgh
Page(s): 177-8 177 Held at RCAHMS E.7.1.HEN
MacKie, E W (1975a) Scotland: an archaeological guide: from the earliest times to the twelfth century, London
Page(s): 281-2 Held at RCAHMS E.2.MAC