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Clickimin Broch


<b>Clickimin Broch</b>Posted by notjamesbondImage © notjamesbond
Nearest Town:Lerwick (1km NE)
OS Ref (GB):   HU464408 / Sheet: 4
Latitude:60° 8' 57.83" N
Longitude:   1° 9' 51.33" W

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27/09/2014 - Last site we visited on a brilliant week in Shetland. Interesting site in the middle of Lerwick. Couldn't find the carved footprints mentioned on the info board. If you visit, it's also worth popping into the Shetland museum nearby - lovely place, full of old stuff nicely presented. thelonious Posted by thelonious
2nd October 2014ce

Visited 15.6.12

I know this is a reconstructed site but if you want to get a ‘feel’ of how a Broch would have looked when in use you can do a lot worse than come here.

Access is very easy – park at the garage opposite and it is a nice flat walk along the path.

There are lots of nooks and crannies to wander about in and it doesn’t take too much imagination to see how this place would have worked.

Despite the urban setting, if you look straight ahead across the loch, you could be just about anywhere.

Don’t be put off with the fact it’s a reconstruction, this site is definitely worth a visit.
Posted by CARL
25th July 2012ce

This broch was 'reconstructed' by the Victorians back in the 1850s'. I wasn't too happy to learn this from the information board which you'll find just before the entrance but as soon as I started to wander about I began to get a sense that this was an ancient site. It stands on a promontory of land which flows out into the loch that is so striking it is an obvious place for settlement and for defense. Bizarrely enough Lerwick has encroached upon this special place so much that as you gaze back along the path you see the main road into town, the garage, A Safeway Supermarket and as you turn your eyes out across the loch you see the new sports centre built with Shetlands new Oil wealth. Fortunately, if you gaze straight ahead across the loch to the distant hills you can see back into the past and get a sense of what it might have been like to arrive in this place perhaps after a long journey. twinny Posted by twinny
11th June 2003ce
Edited 11th June 2003ce

This site was occupied in several periods, originally late Bronze age between 700 - 500BC. Firstly a simple farmstead which expanded to a blockhouse (fort) and then by a huge circular brock. A population of around 60 lived in this little fortress. Later, 2nd century occupation is shown when a wheelhouse was added. Posted by BrigantesNation
28th May 2002ce


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Note that (as the reporter points out in 'fieldnotes') the site at Clickimin doesn't relate to the pre-historic / neolithic period this web site really concerns itself with. Nevertheless it is worth seeing if you're there.

(It's spelt 'Broch' not 'Brock')
Posted by FlopsyPete
31st May 2002ce
Edited 29th April 2003ce


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Full details of this vitrified Broch, lots of pics too!
Posted by BrigantesNation
28th May 2002ce
Edited 13th December 2002ce