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Benziaroth

Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)

Site Name Benziaroth

Classification Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 2065

Site Number HY31SE 15

NGR HY 3678 1488

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Orkney Islands
  • Parish Firth
  • Former Region Orkney Islands Area
  • Former District Orkney
  • Former County Orkney

Archaeology Notes

HY31SE 15 3678 1488.

There is a mound of burnt stones about midway between the farm of Benziaroth and the main road.

RCAHMS 1946. Visited August 1928.

HY 3678 1488. An oval mound, measuring c.22.0m NW-SE by 17.0m transversely and 1.7m high on its SW side and 0.4m high on the NE, situated on level ground beside a stream.

Ploughing on the north side has spread the mound and revealed a content of burnt sandstone and black earth.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS(NKB) 29 April 1966.

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Field Visit (29 April 1966)

HY 3678 1488. An oval mound, measuring c.22.0m NW-SE by 17.0m transversely and 1.7m high on its SW side and 0.4m high on the NE, situated on level ground beside a stream.

Ploughing on the north side has spread the mound and revealed a content of burnt sandstone and black earth.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS(NKB) 29 April 1966.

Desk Based Assessment (4 March 1966)

There is a mound of burnt stones about midway between the farm of Benziaroth and the main road.

Information from OS (JH) 4 March 1966

Source: RCAHMS 1946. (Visited August 1928).

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