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Crearhowe

Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)

Site Name Crearhowe

Classification Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 2388

Site Number HY40SE 7

NGR HY 4930 0235

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

HY40SE 7 4930 0235.

A mound of burnt stones exists about 100 - 150 yds west of Crearhowe farmhouse.

RCAHMS 1946, visited 6 August 1929.

In a pasture field at HY 4930 0235, there is a grass covered mound (with no obvious traces of burnt material) measuring 24.0 metres N to S by 18.0 metres E. to W. and 1.1 metres high. It has been dug into in the north and south. No known kinds have come from it.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (RD) 26 August 1964.

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Field Visit (26 August 1964)

In a pasture field at HY 4930 0235, there is a grass covered mound (with no obvious traces of burnt material) measuring 24.0 metres N to S by 18.0 metres E. to W. and 1.1 metres high. It has been dug into in the north and south. No known kinds have come from it.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (RD) 26 August 1964.

Field Visit (May 1979)

Grassed mound, 24m N-S x 18m E-W, 1.1m high, dug into N and S, no known finds, no obvious burnt material. OS visit Aug 64

As described OS. RGL May 79.

Orkney Smr Note (April 1981)

A square sandstone lamp with conical depression was brought in and shown. It was stated it was found on the mound; also, on an earlier occasion, a leaf-shaped flint arrowhead

Information from Orkney SMR Apr 1981.

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