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Whiteness Junction,burnt mound 150m west of Stebbligrind

A Scheduled Monument in Shetland West, Shetland Islands

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Latitude: 60.2018 / 60°12'6"N

Longitude: -1.2939 / 1°17'38"W

OS Eastings: 439243

OS Northings: 1146592

OS Grid: HU392465

Mapcode National: GBR R14S.5SM

Mapcode Global: XHD2Y.KVD0

Entry Name: Whiteness Junction,burnt mound 150m W of Stebbligrind

Scheduled Date: 6 August 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5720

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 small burnt mound, a prehistoric cooking place. The mound lies just to the W of the public road to South Whiteness. It is approximately 1m high and 7m across, and stands in a marshy area of ground.

The area to be scheduled is 20m square, aligned parallel to the road, and is bounded on the E by the roadside fence, which is itself excluded from scheduling. The area is marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a small undisturbed burnt mound, which has the potential, through excavation and analysis, to provide information about this widespread but poorly understood category of monument, and thus about Bronze Age domestic and social organisation.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as HU 34 NE 13.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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