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Plan and section through the Punds Water chambered cairn.

DP 228340

Description Plan and section through the Punds Water chambered cairn.

Date c. 1940

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number DP 228340

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of SHD 27/1

Scope and Content Chambered cairn at Punds Water, West Mainland, Shetland The chambered cairn at Punds Water is one of the best preserved examples of a heel-shaped cairn. This is because it was subsequently covered by blanket peat, making the area less hospitable. The area would originally have had agricultural potential. This is a plan of the cairn. The concave facade is to the SE and has the entrance passage at its centre. The passage leads into a trefoil-shaped burial chamber. The walls of the passage and chamber stand to over 1 m in height and use large stones. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference Inv. fig. 616

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/1505499

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