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Publication drawing; plan. Photographic copy.

SC 345645

Description Publication drawing; plan. Photographic copy.

Date c. 1929

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number SC 345645

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of ORD 89/1 P

Scope and Content Henge monument and stone circle at Ring of Brodgar, Orkney Islands This henge is defined by an impressive rock-cut ditch which surrounds a stone circle. No surface traces of an external bank now remain, and the 1973 excavation failed to find convincing evidence for its existence. Two entrance causeways cross the ditch. This is a plan of the henge and stone circle. The positions of at least 40 stones can be identified, and if they were erected at regular intervals, there are spaces for a further 20. The upright stones are numbered from 1 to 27. Stone 3 bears twig runes. This henge still survives as an earthwork and is situated on gently undulating ground on a narrow strip of land between the Lochs of Stenness and Harray. In 1973, trenches were dug across the presumed bank and ditch, but no finds were recorded. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference Inv. fig. 374


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