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Sanday, Long Taing Of Newark

Farmstead (Period Unassigned), Mound (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Sanday, Long Taing Of Newark

Classification Farmstead (Period Unassigned), Mound (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Newark Farm

Canmore ID 306538

Site Number HY74SW 43

NGR HY 72410 42550

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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


Orkney Smr Note (November 1997)

Just N of Newark Farm Cottages, extending from modern end of concrete reinforcing and pier northwards for c.60m is a farm mound consisting of classic fine earth/ sand/ tips/ midden layers with patches of stonework. The mound rises to a max. height of c.5m and sits on an orangey clay base.

42m N from the pier lies a patch of walling consisting of about 10 courses of small, rounded stones; 2 drains - one beneath the wall and one within - emerge end on to the shore. The drains are box-shaped, capped with a single slab. The hole is c. 0.4m square. The S drain can be seen to continue some 1.5-2m back into the mound. The drains are of built walling some 5 stones high on each side.

The midden contains animal and fish bone, and shell but not in thick deposits.

The mound is nearly bisected by the retreating shoreline.

Information from Orkney SMR (JG) Nov 1997

Note (23 September 2010)

This farm is shown on the first edition of the OS 6-inch map (1843-1882). One enclosure and one unroofed building are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10,000 edition.

Information from RCAHMS (SC) 23 September 2010


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