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Setter,chambered cairn 300m south of,Seli Voe

A Scheduled Monument in Shetland West, Shetland Islands

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Latitude: 60.213 / 60°12'46"N

Longitude: -1.4743 / 1°28'27"W

OS Eastings: 429234

OS Northings: 1147739

OS Grid: HU292477

Mapcode National: GBR Q1QR.16G

Mapcode Global: XHD2W.6K8G

Entry Name: Setter,chambered cairn 300m S of,Seli Voe

Scheduled Date: 6 August 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5715

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Sandsting

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: Shetland West

Traditional County: Shetland


The monument consists of the remains of a prehistoric chambered burial cairn.

The remains of the cairn, which is about 10m in diameter, are partly turf-covered. Traces of a facade, formed of larger boulders, can be seen along the SE side of the cairn, and several larger stones near its centre may represent a disturbed chamber or cist.

The area to be scheduled is circular, 30m across, to include the cairn and an area around it in which evidence relating to its construction and use may survive, as indicated in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a small prehistoric burial cairn which, although possibly disturbed, may provide evidence, through excavation and analysis, for the methods of construction and use of such monuments. In addition, it will seal below it soils which may provide evidence for contemporary environmental conditions and agricultural practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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