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Crooksetter Hill,chambered cairn at south east summit of

A Scheduled Monument in Shetland North, Shetland Islands

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Latitude: 60.4624 / 60°27'44"N

Longitude: -1.2381 / 1°14'17"W

OS Eastings: 442004

OS Northings: 1175644

OS Grid: HU420756

Mapcode National: GBR R192.TL2

Mapcode Global: XHD1T.9937

Entry Name: Crooksetter Hill,chambered cairn at SE summit of

Scheduled Date: 31 August 1963

Last Amended: 19 January 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3576

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Delting

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: Shetland North

Traditional County: Shetland


The monument consists of the remains of a prehistoric chambered burial cairn, surmounted by a modern surveyors' cairn, on the SE summit of Crooksetter Hill.

The cairn, which has been mislocated on the Ordnance Survey 1:10 000 map, is of heel-shaped plan. The facade faces SE. The cairn is 13m across (NE-SW) by 8m. The interior is concealed by the modern cairn which surmounts it. A number of earth-fast boulders mark the outer kerb of the cairn.

The area to be scheduled is circular, centred on the modern cairn and measuring 30m in diameter, to include the prehistoric cairn and a small area around it in which evidence relating to its construction and use may survive, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a prehistoric burial cairn which may retain original deposits within the body of the cairn and beneath it. It has the potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric burial practices and agricultural economy.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the site as HU47NW 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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