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Gallow Hill

Chambered Cairn

Nearest Town:Lerwick (24km ESE)
OS Ref (GB):   HU25825082 / Sheet: 3
Latitude:60° 14' 28.28" N
Longitude:   1° 32' 1.12" W

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Visited 14.6.12

Next to the A971 – a bit south of the Scord of Brouster ancient village.

The Chambered Cairn is easily seen next to the road.
You can park in the passing place directly opposite and a quick hop over the fence and you are there.
The site is now no more than a mass of large jumbled stones.

Canmore states:
‘A cairn about 84ft in diameter, unusually large for Shetland. It has been greatly robbed and is now reduced to a large mass of irregular boulders. At the centre there is a pile of cairn material 3ft high, amongst which it is possible to trace the tops of a number of larger stones set upright, which appear to form the NW half of a circular chamber about 8ft in diameter’.
Posted by CARL
24th July 2012ce