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Knowe Of Garraquoy

Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)

Site Name Knowe Of Garraquoy

Classification Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 1909

Site Number HY22SW 20

NGR HY 2374 2370

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

HY22SW 20 2374 2370.

(HY 2374 2370) Knowe of Garraquoy (NR)

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

A mound of burnt stones.

RCAHMS 1946.

The Knowe of Garraquoy is a slightly crescentic turf-covered mound, c.1.2 m. maximum height, composed mainly of earth and burnt stones and situated close by a stream.

Visited by OS(RL) 17 May 1967.

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Field Visit (17 May 1967)

The Knowe of Garraquoy is a slightly crescentic turf-covered mound, c.1.2 m. maximum height, composed mainly of earth and burnt stones and situated close by a stream.

Visited by OS(RL) 17 May 1967.

Orkney Smr Note

A small knoll said to have been an ancient burial ground but no remains of any description have been found in it, situated about a quarter of a mile S of Garraquoy, a quarter of a mile E of Green. About a quarter of the mound, which is composed of loam and marl, has recently been removed for top dressing land. [R1]

Burnt mound, 'Knowe of Garraquoy' approx 300 yards WNW of crofters house of Muce. [R2]

Information from Orkney SMR [n.d.]

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