- Council Orkney Islands
- Parish Kirkwall And St Ola
- Former Region Orkney Islands Area
- Former District Orkney
- Former County Orkney
HY41SW 1 4090 1211.
(HY 4090 1211) Chambered Mound (NR)
OS 6" map, Orkney, 2nd ed., (1903).
Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn. A conspicuous megalithic chambered cairn with three concentric walls. The burial chamber, with three large calls leading off it,is entered by a passage. It is of neolithic date c.2,000 B.C.
RCAHMS 1946; V G Childe and W D Simpson 1961; A S Henshall 1963; H E Kilbride-Jones 1973.
This cairn has been built on a platform constructed on the western slope of a hill.
Re-surveyed at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (GHP) 5 April 1964.
'The Orcadian' reported the excavation of a subterranean chamber at Wideford Hill.