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View of house 5

SC 337191

Description View of house 5

Catalogue Number SC 337191

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 75711 CN

Scope and Content Settlement at Skara Brae, Orkney The settlement at Skara Brae was discovered in 1850 when a storm destroyed part of the sand-dune which covered it. The village would originally have stood inland, but coastal erosion now means it is on the shore. It consists of houses and a workshop. This is a view of house 5. It is well preserved and the central hearth is now full of brown quarry dust. There are beds and dressers made of stone and a beehive cell is in the rear wall. A second cell, now ruined, was paved with slate and had a drain. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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