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Field Visit

Date June 2014

Event ID 990552

Category Recording

Type Field Visit


A horned cairn situated on Roseness Point, W of the cliff edge, with the stone beacon built upon its head end. The head end consists of a rounded stoney platform approximately 0.5m high. Traces of probable horns are visible on the NE end . The tail end running to the SW is visible as a turf ridge with much stone and several orthostats protruding along its length orientated at right angles to the length. The visible orthostats give the impression of a possible box construction in the tail (a building technique observed at Vestrafiold horned cairn and others). The SW end of the tail is eroded but the possible traces of horns may be traced. The cairn's overall length is approximately 46m. It is possible that the the head end has been modified for the construction of the beacon. There is local information that bones were found in the course of building the beacon.

Information from Christopher Gee

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