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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 645630

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


HY43SE 2 4526 3214.

(HY 4526 3214) Brough (NR)

OS 6"map, Orkney, 2nd ed.,(1903).

No actual structure is visible.

RCAHMS 1946. Visited 1928.

Applies to an old underground house inhabited by the Picts.

Name Book 1880.

Only the S half of this structure survives, marked by a turf-covered hollowed stony mound measuring 12.5m E-W by 8.0m transversely. It is too small to be a broch, and the size and regularity of the surviving portion suggests that it has been a cairn.

Resurveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS(AA) 17 October 1972.

(HY 4526 3214) Cairn (NR)

OS 1:10,000 1982.

On the stabilised spit at the S extremity of Scock Ness, and cut into by erosion on its N and W sides, is a mound 1 to 1.3m high and with a maximum diameter of 12.5m. The erosion reveals a make-up of gravel and small stones which show no signs of burning. This is too small to contain a broch, and it is unclear whether this is a funerary structure or the remains of a settlement site (cf Name Book 1880). (Listed among 'Indeterminate Mounds'.)

Visited by R G Lamb 1979.

RCAHMS 1982.

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