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Yell, Houlland

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
  • Alternative name(s)
  • Canmore ID
  • Site type
  • Parish
  • Council
  • NGR
    HU 501 801
  • Latitude, longitude
    60.501446N, 1.089789W
  • Archaeological notes
    HU58SW 24 centred on 501 801 A crofting township comprising one unroofed building, twenty-eight roofed buildings, five unroofed structures, several enclosures and a head-dyke is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Orkney & Shetland (Shetland) 1881, sheet xxii). There are several areas of narrow strip fields within the township. Eleven unroofed buildings, two partially roofed buildings, twenty-one roofed buildings, several enclosures and the head-dyke are on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1973). Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 3 July 2001 HU 5250 9450 - HU 4650 7950 A walkover survey in advance of refurbishment to the 11Kv hydro-electric line was undertaken in 2000. The following sites were identified: HU 5088 8000 Planticrub. Sponsor: Scottish Hydro-Electric plc. B Simpson 2000
  • Architectural notes

Related material information


  • 1446139 (14/8/2014)
    General oblique aerial view of Houlland and Burraness, Yell, looking NW.
  • 1446129 (14/8/2014)
    Oblique aerial view of Houlland, looking S.
  • 1446128 (14/8/2014)
    Oblique aerial view of Houlland, looking S.
  • 1446127 (14/8/2014)
    Oblique aerial view of Houlland, looking S.
  • 1446126 (14/8/2014)
    Oblique aerial view of Houlland, looking S.
  • 1446125 (14/8/2014)
    Oblique aerial view of Houlland, looking SW.
  • 1446124 (14/8/2014)
    Oblique aerial view of Houlland, looking SW.
  • 1202744 (15/6/2010)
    Oblique aerial view of the buildings at Houlland, looking NE.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Shetland, Sheet XXII1878

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Shetland, Sheet 022.141878