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Punds Water,chambered cairn 60m south of,Mangaster

A Scheduled Monument in Shetland North, Shetland Islands

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Latitude: 60.4238 / 60°25'25"N

Longitude: -1.4124 / 1°24'44"W

OS Eastings: 432455

OS Northings: 1171248

OS Grid: HU324712

Mapcode National: GBR Q1V5.ZH3

Mapcode Global: XHD1Y.08F9

Entry Name: Punds Water,chambered cairn 60m S of,Mangaster

Scheduled Date: 15 December 1953

Last Amended: 6 March 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM2042

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Northmaven

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: Shetland North

Traditional County: Shetland


The monument consists of a well-preserved prehistoric chambered

burial cairn.

The cairn is one of the best preserved in Shetland, and is of typical "heel-shaped" plan, with a SE-facing concave facade, 16m long and carefully built, from which a narrow passage leads into the inner chamber. This is trilobate in plan. A kerb of large boulders delimits the cairn on all sides except the SE. Cairn material has spilled out beyond the kerb.

The aea to be scheduled is circular, 40m in diameter and centred on

the chamber of the cairn, to include the cairn and an area around it

in which traces of activities associated with its construction and

use may survive. The area is marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


No Bibliography entries for this designation

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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