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Little Hoo Field,burnt mound 100m WSW of,Papa Stour

A Scheduled Monument in Shetland West, Shetland Islands

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Latitude: 60.3353 / 60°20'6"N

Longitude: -1.6693 / 1°40'9"W

OS Eastings: 418361

OS Northings: 1161291

OS Grid: HU183612

Mapcode National: GBR Q17F.1XD

Mapcode Global: XHBVG.NH35

Entry Name: Little Hoo Field,burnt mound 100m WSW of,Papa Stour

Scheduled Date: 6 November 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6245

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: burnt mound

Location: Walls and Sandness

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: Shetland West

Traditional County: Shetland


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

The burnt mound is set on the N side of a small seasonal loch. It is a very substantial example, some 20m by 18m and over 2m high. It is crescentic on plan, with its open side towards the loch.

The area to be scheduled is irregular, bounded on the S by the shoreline of the loch. It measures a maximum of 65m WNW-ESE by 40m, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a fine example of a burnt mound, a cooking place normally ascribed to the Bronze Age, at least in the Northern Isles. It has the potential to provide information about prehistoric agricultural and domestic economy.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as HU 16 SE 7.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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