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Knowes Of Euro

Barrow(S) (Prehistoric), Cist (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Knowes Of Euro

Classification Barrow(S) (Prehistoric), Cist (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 2426

Site Number HY41NW 5

NGR HY 4131 1883

NGR Description HY 4131 1883 and HY 4142 1885

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

HY41NW 5 4131 1883 and 4142 1885.

(HY 4130 1883 : HY 4141 1884) Knowes of Euro (NR)

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

Two mounds, the more easterly of which is clearly defined, 40ft in diameter and almost 5ft high. It appears to have been opened, but is now mostly heather-grown.

The western mound is about 35ft in diameter and almost 4ft high. A small cist, 3ft 5 ins long by 2ft wide and 1ft 8 ins deep, has been uncovered about halfway between the eastern mound and the farm-road.

RCAHMS 1946.

Knowes of Euro, two barrows, as described. No trace of a cist was found between the eastern mound and th farm-road. Visited by OS(RL) 12 June 1967.

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Field Visit (12 June 1967)

Knowes of Euro, two barrows, as described. No trace of a cist was found between the eastern mound and the farm-road. Visited by OS(RL) 12 June 1967.

Field Visit (May 1981)

As described - now in recently improved and re-seeded

pasture; somewhat truncated by the ploughing, but survive as

prominent mounds.

This area is recently improved and re-seeded. No trace of a

cist.

Information from Orkney SMR (RGL) May 81.

Field Visit (18 October 1993)

During the course of the Orkney Barrows Project, it was noted that a track ran over one of the mounds. Still prominent, the mounds form part of a larger cemetery [HY41NW 1, HY41NW 2, HY1NW 3].

1: Measures 12.6m by 13.7m. Height 1.25m. Some kerb stones visible on S south side. Visible to SE for 500m and appears on the horizon to NNE and N for 70m.

2: Measures 11.2m by 13.5m. Height 0.85m. Appears on the horizon to the W and S to 1km.

The two mounds are not intervisible.

Information from the Orkney Barrows Project (JD), 1993

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