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North House,prehistoric house 200m SSW of,East Burra

A Scheduled Monument in Shetland Central, Shetland Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 60.0666 / 60°3'59"N

Longitude: -1.3244 / 1°19'27"W

OS Eastings: 437707

OS Northings: 1131514

OS Grid: HU377315

Mapcode National: GBR R224.3V1

Mapcode Global: XHD3Q.573M

Entry Name: North House,prehistoric house 200m SSW of,East Burra

Scheduled Date: 21 August 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6215

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Lerwick

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: Shetland Central

Traditional County: Shetland

Description

The monument consists of the remains of a prehistoric house.

The house is oval on plan, aligned NE-SW, and measures some 10.8m by 9.7m externally. Its edges are clearly defined. The central portion of the remains has been obscured by the construction in much more recent times of an enclosure (now removed), and is irregular over an area approximately 5.8m across. It is likely that details of the original interior will be preserved beneath this recent accumulation.

The area to be scheduled is the NW corner of a field, includes the house and an area around in which evidence of activities associated with its construction and use may survive, and is irregular on plan, measuring some 40m NE-SW by 29m WNW-ESE, as marked in red on the accompanying map. The modern field boundaries are specifically excluded from scheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a prehistoric house which is likely to preserve details of its internal layout together with archaeological deposits, from which information relating to prehistoric domestic architecture and economy could be recovered by excavation and analysis.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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