Loch of Brindister Dun/Loch of Brindister/ Brindister Dun

Mike Pennington / Loch of Brindister. 

 

Sandsting, Shetland

Site Number: HU43NW 9

The site is an Iron Age Broch situated on a badly eroded islet in the Brindister Voe. All that remains are a collection of stones that once represented the broch. There is no evidence of a causeway running from the mainland. The situation of the broch gave it a great defensible position.

Measurements taken were as follows:

  • 20 x 24 m
  • 16m diameter
  • The island measures 36 x 36m and comprises of boulders.

 

1888         Partially excavated by Gilbert Goudie.

1903         Recorded on the OS map of Shetland.

2002         Field Visit

2016         Field Visit

'Reproduced with permission of the Cambridge University Collection of Aerial Photography (c) Copyright reserved.'
  ‘Reproduced with permission of the Cambridge University Collection of
Aerial Photography (c) Copyright Reserved.’
'Reproduced with permission of the Cambridge University Collection of Aerial Photography (c) Copyright reserved.'
‘Reproduced with permission of the Cambridge University Collection of
Aerial Photography (c) Copyright Reserved.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

References & Bibliography

Anderson. J. 1878. Notes on the Structural, Distribution and Contents of the Brochs, With Special Reference to the Question of Their Celtic or Norweigen Origin. In Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Volume 12. pp. 314-355.

Archaeology of Shetland. 2020. Historical Profile – Gilbert Goudie. Available at https://www.archaeologyshetland.org/post/2019/10/20/historical-profile-gilbert-goudie. Accessed 26 June 2020.

Bayley. H. 1919. Archaic England: An Essay in Deciphering Prehistory from Megalithic Monuments, Earthworks, Customs, Coins, Place-names and Faerie Superstitions. Library of Alexandria.

Blackwood. W & Sons. 1845. The New Statistical Account of Scotland: Sutherland, Caithness, Orkney, Shetland, General Index. W. Blackwood & Sons.

Loch Of Brindister. Archaeology Notes. Canmore. National Record of the Historic Environment. Available at https://canmore.org.uk/site/1002/loch-of-brindister. Accessed 1 July 2020.

Harding. D. W. 2004. The Iron Age in Northern Britain: Celts and Romans, Natives and Invaders. Routledge.

 

Images

Aerial Black and White Images – Reproduced with permission of the Cambridge University Collection of Aerial Photography (c) Copyright Reserved.

Mike Pennington / Loch of Brindister. – Wiki Commons – https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f1/Loch_of_Brindister_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1700508.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

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