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Damsay

Castle (Medieval)

Site Name Damsay

Classification Castle (Medieval)

Canmore ID 2076

Site Number HY31SE 25

NGR HY 39 14

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

HY31SE 25 39 14.

A "Castle" on Damsay was visited by Swein Asleifson in 1136.

D Renn 1968; F Gudmundsson (ed.) 1965.

Activities

Orkney Smr Note (1999)

..... Aurridafjoerdr; a honum liggr Daminsey. Thar var

kastali i eyinni,... [R1] Icelandic orthography modified.

A Castle on Damsay was visited by Swein Asleifson in 1136.

D Renn 1968; F Gudmundsson (ed.) 1965.

See Grieve 1999 for full discussion and possible location of site on Damsay

Information from Orkney SMR 1999

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