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Field Visit

Date 1998

Event ID 639150

Category Recording

Type Field Visit


A mound, highly likely to be a chambered cairn, measuring 20m long and standing up to 1m high, has been truncated by the sea. The surviving portion measures about 8m wide. The coastal exposure contains structural remains, including several columns of masonry, which have collapsed in-situ, along with edge-set blocks and upright slabs. Towards the centre of this 25m long exposure, there are remnants of coursed walling which stands up to 0.7m high. A large horizontal slab which is located to the south end of the section may be part of a larger feature. The site is highly vulnerable to further damage and requires urgent assessment.

Orkney Coastal Zone Assessment 1998.

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