HU3909 : Jarlshof, Shetland

taken 47 years ago, near to Sumburgh, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

Jarlshof, Shetland
Jarlshof, Shetland
The earliest settlement here dates back to the Bronze Age and early Iron Ages. The biggest part of Jarlshof is covered by a Viking settlement which was occupied from the 9-13th centuries, when the buildings were buried in sand and hidden until a storm in 1905 uncovered the bronze age buildings. To the east of the Viking settlement is a medieval farm. There are also ruins of a 16th/early 17th century laird's house and a prehistoric broch.
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Date Taken
June 1974   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 21 November, 2008
Category
Ancient site > Ancient site   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 398 095 [100m precision]
WGS84: 59:52.1406N 1:17.4422W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 398 095
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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