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Multi-periodSite Name: Ness of Burgi
Country: Scotland County: Shetland Type: Stone Fort or Dun

Map Ref: HU387083  Landranger Map Number: 4
Latitude: 59.858072N  Longitude: 1.310931W
Condition:
5Perfect
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
no data Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
no data Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
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no data Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data
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Ness of Burgi
Ness of Burgi submitted by PAB : The Fort on the Ness of Burgi, looking west from the coastline. This Fort faces across the bay to Jarsloff and the ramparts of Tonga Fort. The Royal Commission for Ancient & Historical Monuments in Scotland (RCAHMS) describes the Fort as: "A gatehouse fort, probably datable to about 100 BC, isolated by a rampart, with a ditch on either side, cutting across the neck of the peninsula on which ... (Vote or comment on this photo)
Stone Fort or Dun in Shetland

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Ness of Burgi submitted by jeffrep : Entrance to the Ness of Burgi, South Mainland, Shetland, Scotland (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Ness of Burgi submitted by howe : The blockhouse and inner rampart. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Ness of Burgi submitted by jeffrep : Inside Entrance Passageway at the Ness of Burgi, South Mainland, Shetland, Scotland (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Ness of Burgi submitted by SolarMegalith : Corridor of the gatehouse of Ness of Burgi fort (photo taken on June 2015). (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Ness of Burgi submitted by jeffrep : Pathway to Entrance of the Ness of Burgi, South Mainland, Shetland, Scotland (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Ness of Burgi submitted by jeffrep : Cell in the Ness of Burgi, South Mainland, Shetland, Scotland

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Ness of Burgi submitted by jeffrep : Close-Up of Triangular Stone in Rear of the Ness of Burgi, South Mainland, Shetland, Scotland

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Ness of Burgi submitted by jeffrep : Looking South to Horse Holm from the Rear of the Ness of Burgi, South Mainland, Shetland, Scotland

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Ness of Burgi submitted by SolarMegalith : 1st century BC gatehouse fort at Ness of Burgi - view from the NE (photo taken on June 2015).

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Ness of Burgi submitted by SolarMegalith : Chamber inside the gatehouse of Ness of Burgi fort (photo taken on June 2015).

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Ness of Burgi submitted by SolarMegalith : View from the 1st century BC Ness of Burgi fort towards the coastline (photo taken on June 2015).

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Ness of Burgi submitted by PAB : The Ness of Burgi stretching south from Jarsloff, some of whose excavations are visible in the foreground. As in several other parts of Shetland, it is likely that the Ness of Burgi would only have been occupied for part of the year in view of it vulnerability to extreme weather. (2 comments)

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Ness of Burgi submitted by SolarMegalith : Ness of Burgi fort - gatehouse nad rampart (photo taken on June 2015).

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Ness of Burgi submitted by jeffrep : Path to the Ness of Burgi, South Mainland, Shetland, Scotland

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Ness of Burgi submitted by jeffrep : Approaching the Ness of Burgi, South Mainland, Shetland, Scotland. (Sumburgh Head is in the background.)

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Ness of Burgi submitted by jeffrep : Entrance to Cell in the Ness of Burgi, South Mainland, Shetland, Scotland

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Ness of Burgi submitted by jeffrep : Rear of the Ness of Burgi, South Mainland, Shetland, Scotland

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Ness of Burgi submitted by PAB : Also taken from Jarsloff, this zoomed picture shows the position of the Ness of Burgi Fort on the edge of the peninsular.

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Ness of Burgi submitted by PAB : Ness of Burgi Fort, looking east to Sumburgh Head, and showing the circlular features referred to in the RCAHMS site description mentioned on the main Ness of Burgi page.

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Ness of Burgi submitted by PAB : The Fort on the Ness of Burgi is close to several other sites and there can be confusion with nearby sites. This Interpretation Board on the headland identifies clearly where the different sites are in relation to each other.

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Re: Ness of Burgi by jeffrep on Monday, 26 July 2010
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Re: Ness of Burgi by MrTattieHeid on Monday, 15 September 2008
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The Ness of Burgi is a beautiful spot, a narrow peninsula thrusting southward into the sea. Access may faze some nervous nellies--it's necessary to clamber over a narrow rocky ridge, but a chain railing is provided, and it isn't really very difficult. Other than that, it's an easy stroll across gently rolling land. The fort (or "block house", as it is sometimes called) is interesting, of course, but it's the setting, virtually surrounded by water, that makes this site's atmosphere.
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