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Chapel (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Abune-the-hill

Classification Chapel (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 1773

Site Number HY22NE 2

NGR HY 2841 2845

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Orkney Islands
  • Parish Birsay And Harray
  • Former Region Orkney Islands Area
  • Former District Orkney
  • Former County Orkney

Archaeology Notes

HY22NE 2 2841 2845.

(HY 2841 2845) Chapel (NR) (Site of)

O.S.6"map, Orkney, 2nd ed.,(1900).

'Site of ancient "Romish Church". It is not known whether there was a burial ground in connection. When this piece of ground was cultivated a great number of stones and rubbish was found but nothing to indicate there having existed a burial ground.'

Name Book 1880.

The site falls on a knoll in a pasture field. There is no trace of a chapel or burial ground, and no local information.

Visited by OS(NKB) 31 May 1967.


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