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P number: P002479
Old photograph number: C03441
Caption: East coast of Mousa Island, Shetland Isles. Broch built with flaggy sandstones, Old Red Sandstone age.
Description: East coast of Mousa Island, Shetland Isles. Broch built with flaggy sandstones, Old Red Sandstone age. Much of the Old Red Sandstone of Mousa comprises thin beds of fine-grained sandstone alternating with siltstone and mudstone. The condition of the broch, which is still virtually in its original state, is a fine tribute to the suitability as a building stone and the durability of the flaggy sandstones of south-east Shetland. Cavities between the slabs are used as nesting sites by storm petrels.
Date taken: 01/01/1933
Photographer: Unknown
Copyright statement: Crown
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 445500
Y latitude/northing: 1123500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 185.24 KB; 1000 x 756 pixels; 85 x 64 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 200 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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