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Quoyness, settlement 375m west of

A Scheduled Monument in Shetland West, Shetland Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 60.2197 / 60°13'11"N

Longitude: -1.2898 / 1°17'23"W

OS Eastings: 439450

OS Northings: 1148591

OS Grid: HU394485

Mapcode National: GBR R15Q.MP1

Mapcode Global: XHD2Y.MD17

Entry Name: Quoyness, settlement 375m W of

Scheduled Date: 16 June 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6816

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hall

Location: Tingwall

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: Shetland West

Traditional County: Shetland

Description

The monument consists of the remains of a prehistoric settlement, represented by a house and traces of field walls.

The house is an irregular oval, 10m by 8.5m with walls 0.6m high spread to a width of up to 2.5m. It has been partly obscured by a later construction. The entrance was from the S, where traces of outer walls suggest a forecourt. Several short lengths of filed walling are visible nearby.

The area to be scheduled is a circle 30m in diameter centred on the centre of the house, to include the house, forecourt walls and the nearer fragments of field walling, together with an area around these in which evidence relating to their construction and use may survive. The area is shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as an example of a small prehistoric farming settlement which has the potential, through excavation and analysis, to provide information about the economy and social organisation of pre Iron Age society.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as HU 34 NE 14.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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