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Castle (Medieval)

Site Name Ellibister

Classification Castle (Medieval)

Canmore ID 2230

Site Number HY32SE 11

NGR HY 38 21

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

HY32SE 11 38 21.

The site of an old castle is said to be marked by a heap of stones on a slight elevation near the edge of a field to the south of the mounds at Ellibister (HY32SE 3 and HY32SE 4 ). While there is nothing that could be called masonry to be seen, one of the stones has certainly been tooled.

RCAHMS 1946.

Local enquiries and ground perambulation failed to locate this site.

Visited by OS (RL) 2 June 1967.


Orkney Smr Note

There is a tradition extant of there having been an old

castle in the township of Ellibister, founded over 800 years ago.

No trace of this castle now remains.

Information from Orkney SMR [n.d.]


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