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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 644340

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


HY41SW 12 44925 10807

For discovery of Roman brooch, see HY41SW 18.

(HY 44901081) Bishop's Palace (NR) (In Ruins)

OS 25"map, Orkney, 2nd ed.,(1902).

The main portion of this extensive ruin consists of a hall-house dating orginally from the 12th century, but much altered subsequently, in particular by Bishop Reid (1541-8) who added a powerful round tower, embattled and pierced for guns*. A later addition was made by Patrick Stewart, Earl of Orkney, about 1600.

W D Simpson 1952; 1961; RCAHMS 1946;

*Mass Tower (NR), applied to the circular structure on the NW angle; built by Bishop Reid.

OS 25" map, 1st ed.,(1881); Name Book 1880.

As described in the above authorities.

Visited by OS (NKB) 5 April 1964.

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