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No Class

Site Name Cancelled

Classification No Class

Canmore ID 2114

Site Number HY31SW 28


Datum OSGB36 - NGR



Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

HY31SW 28 303 127.

'Mound of Burnt Stones, Kokna-Cumming' - this mound has now disappeared and is known only from report. It stood by the shore of the Loch of Harray, near the standing stones (HY31SW 10).

RCAHMS 1946.

No further information.

Visited by OS (NKB), 11 May 1966.


Field Visit (11 May 1966)

No further information.

Visited by OS(NKB) 11 May 1966.

Cancellation (3 October 2018)

This record has been cancelled. Limited information was provided by RCAHMS (1946, No. 899) on a mound of burnt stones ‘by the shore of the Loch of Harray near the standing stones’, and it was not located by RCAHMS or OS (1966). The reference is more likely to simply duplicate the record of a cairn located in the same area (HY31SW 20), visited by RCAHMS in 1928 and described with the standing stones (1946, No. 878). The cairn has been partially excavated in recent years (DES 2016, 136; DES 2017, 150).

Information from HES Survey and Recording (GFG) 3 October 2018.


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