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Jamie Cheyne's Loch,homestead 50m north of

A Scheduled Monument in Shetland Central, Shetland Islands

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Latitude: 60.1676 / 60°10'3"N

Longitude: -1.2833 / 1°16'59"W

OS Eastings: 439874

OS Northings: 1142788

OS Grid: HU398427

Mapcode National: GBR R15V.YFH

Mapcode Global: XHD34.PPPQ

Entry Name: Jamie Cheyne's Loch,homestead 50m N of

Scheduled Date: 22 February 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5900

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: homestead

Location: Tingwall

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: Shetland Central

Traditional County: Shetland


The mounment consists of the remains of a prehistoric house with an attached yard, the whole set within a larger enclosure.

The house is approximately 6.5m across, and appears to have been internally subdivided, but this is hard to ascertain. The entrance has been from the E. A small sub-circular enclosure is attached to the N side of the house, and outside this again is another enclosure, up to 35m across. The whole site is partially obscured by deep peat and heather.

The area to be scheduled is a square of side 50m, aligned N-S, to include the house, enclosures and an area around in which evidence relating to their construction 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-preserved prehistoric farming settlement. Because of its partly peat-covered situation, it offers an unusually high potential for the recovery of information, through excavation and analysis, about prehistoric information, through excavation and analysis, about prehistoric agriculture, domestic economy and social organisation.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as HU 34 SE 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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