North Ronaldsay, Senness


Site Name North Ronaldsay, Senness

Classification Settlement

Canmore ID 3632

Site Number HY75NE 12

NGR HY 7750 5550

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Orkney Islands
  • Parish Cross And Burness
  • Former Region Orkney Islands Area
  • Former District Orkney
  • Former County Orkney

Archaeology Notes

HY75NE 12 7750 5550

HY 7750 5550. Derelict buildings occupy the summit of a settlement tell 1.5 m high.

RCAHMS 1980.


Field Visit (July 1979)

Deserted buildings on W side of track are on a very

noticeable irregular rise 1.5m high, could be just a dune.

NoSAS index NRO 23, J Hedges Sept 77.

Farmstead on a typical tell mound.

Information from Orkney SMR (RGL) Jul 79.

Field Visit (1999)

The abandoned farmstead at Eastings is built over a substantial artificial mound which stands up to 1.5m high. It is located some 50m from the coast edge. On the coast, shell midden, comprising solely of limpet, is exposed in the eroding section. The section extends for 4m and is up to 0.5m deep. Ref.: RCAHMS (1980), #111).

Moore & Wilson 1999.

Coastal Zone Assessment Survey, 1999


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