Vementry

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Alternative Names Muckle Ward
Site Type CHAMBERED CAIRN
Canmore ID 458
Site Number HU26SE 1
NGR HU 2956 6096
Council SHETLAND ISLANDS
Parish SANDSTING
Former Region SHETLAND ISLANDS AREA
Former District SHETLAND
Former County SHETLAND
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

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

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