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Robie's Knowe

Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)

Site Name Robie's Knowe

Classification Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 2172

Site Number HY32NE 21

NGR HY 3620 2665

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Orkney Islands
  • Parish Evie And Rendall
  • Former Region Orkney Islands Area
  • Former District Orkney
  • Former County Orkney

Archaeology Notes

HY32NE 21 3620 2665.

(HY 3620 2665) Robie's Knowe (NR)

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

A mound of burnt stones.

RCAHMS 1946.

Robie's Knowe, a turf-covered mound of smallish stones, 1.0 m. high, situated in a gently sloping pasture field. There are some stones apparently burnt, but in insufficient numbers to classify this positively as a burnt mound.

Resurveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (NKB) 9 June 1967.

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Field Visit (9 June 1967)

Robie's Knowe, a turf-covered mound of smallish stones, 1.0 m. high, situated in a gently sloping pasture field. There are some stones apparently burnt, but in insufficient numbers to classify this positively as a burnt mound.

Resurveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (NKB) 9 June 1967.

Orkney Smr Note

A small Knowe 20 chains NE of Woo, covered with rough grass.

[R1]

On the N side of the burn of Woo, not far from the Knowe of

Stenso is a grassy mound known as Robie's Knowe, that most likely

had been a place of sepulture and there is a tradition that an

important person named Robbie was buried there. Another story is

that it was the frequent haunt of a half witted old man called

Robbie. [R2]

Robbie's Knowe, burn of Woo, between the shore and farm of

Woo. Listed under burnt mounds. [R3]

Information from Orkney SMR [n.d.]

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