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Stromness Voe,burnt mound 50m north west of head of voe

A Scheduled Monument in Shetland West, Shetland Islands

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Latitude: 60.2115 / 60°12'41"N

Longitude: -1.2982 / 1°17'53"W

OS Eastings: 438996

OS Northings: 1147669

OS Grid: HU389476

Mapcode National: GBR R14R.9TS

Mapcode Global: XHD2Y.HLPK

Entry Name: Stromness Voe,burnt mound 50m NW of head of voe

Scheduled Date: 19 July 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5699

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: burnt mound

Location: Tingwall

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: Shetland West

Traditional County: Shetland


The monument consists of a burnt mound, a prehistoric cooking place.

The mound is located on gently sloping ground near to a small stream. It is crescentic on plan, about 8m long and stands 1.4m high. There are no signs of recent disturbance.

The area to be scheduled is sub-circular, 35m NW-SE by 30m NE-SW, bounded on the NE by a small stream, to include the mound and an area around it in which traces of activities relating to its accumuulation and use may survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well-formed and undisturbed burnt mound which has the potential, through excavation and analysis, to shed light upon the date and function of these widespread but little-understood monuments.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as HU 34 NE 3.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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