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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Muckle Breck MucKle Breck
MucKle Breck
MucKle Breck
Mr Thomas Bruce, SKaw
Mr L Bruce, Tenant SKaw,
Mr William LeasK, Isbister
032.14; 032.01 A hill & hill-face situated on the south side of "SKaw" and about ½ a mile east of "West Loch of SKaw"
Picts House Picts House (Remains of)
Picts House (Remains of)
Picts House (Remains of)
Mr L Lawrenceson, Hamister
Mr Thomas Bruce, SKaw
Mr Lawrence Bruce, SKaw
032.14; 032.04 An oblong enclosure of a small size, composed of a wall of stones and earth, overgrown with grass, with a few scattered stones in the interior. It is situated in a hollow, a short distance W. [west] of "Ward of Hoorin": and generally supposed to be the remains of a Picts House, a great number of stones have been removed for building purposes
Ward of Hoorin Ward of Hoorin
Ward of Hoorin
Ward of Hoorin
Ward of Hoorin
Mr Thomas Bruce, Tenant SKaw
Mr Lawrence Bruce, SKaw
Mr W LeasK, Tenant Isbister
032.14; 032.04 A conspicuous hill situated near the N. [north] coast of Whalsey and a short distance South of "Outta Taing"

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Parish of Whalsey.......................Whalsey, Shetland

Picts' House
(OE) [= Old English - type face to use on map]
[side note] This is evidently distinct
from the remains termed Cumls
[signed] J.Clegg
Sapp RE [Sapper Royal Engineers]

Ward of Hoorin
[side note] This name seems to be applied specially to hills near the remains called in Shetland
Picts' Houses. There are two on I think Sheet 42 Aithstin Parish, there written "Howian"

Muckle Breck
[side note] MiKla-breKKa=big slope

William Fraser C/A [Civilian Assistant]

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