HU5362 : Symbister: Pier House

taken 11 years ago, near to Symbister, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

Symbister: Pier House
Symbister: Pier House
A small böd, or booth, where trading of fish would have taken place. Although it is variously described as being the centre of Hanseatic trading - i.e. of the Hanseatic trading alliance that flourished on northern European coasts from the 13th to the 17th centuries - that claim is doubtful because it is reckoned that the pier on which it stands dates only from the late 17th century. The Hanseatic booth would likely have stood on the shore, behind us, on a spot now occupied by a house.
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Date Taken
Friday, 5 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Monday, 9 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Business, Retail, Services  Islands  Docks, Harbours 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 5391 6239 [10m precision]
WGS84: 60:20.5182N 1:1.5126W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 5394 6240
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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