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Rousay, Frotoft, Long Stone

Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Rousay, Frotoft, Long Stone

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 2667

Site Number HY42NW 7

NGR HY 4041 2750

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Orkney Islands
  • Parish Rousay And Egilsay
  • Former Region Orkney Islands Area
  • Former District Orkney
  • Former County Orkney

Archaeology Notes

HY42NW 7 4041 2750

(HY 4041 2750 ) Long Stone (NR)

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

A stone standing almost 7 ft 6 in high with its major axis is NW-SE. At its base it is 2 ft 6 in wide and 1 ft thick and it tapers gradually to a width of less than 2 ft at the top. On its NW side there is a small indentation 5 ft above ground level. The stone has at some time been broken across the middle, but the parts have been cemented together.

RCAHMS 1946, visited 1928.

'Long Stone' as described by the RCAHMS.

Visited by OS (ISS), 8 October 1972.

Activities

Field Visit (September 1980)

Close to N side of road, a stone 7ft 6in high, its axis

NW-SE, 2ft 6in wide, 1ft thick at base, tapering to 2ft wide 7in

thick at top, has been broken and repaired with cement. [R1]

As described.

Information from Orkney SMR (RGL) Sep 80.

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