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Sanday, Whale Point

Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)(Possible), Mound (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Sanday, Whale Point

Classification Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)(Possible), Mound (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 306729

Site Number HY64NE 22

NGR HY 6511 4542

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Orkney Islands
  • Parish Cross And Burness
  • Former Region Orkney Islands Area
  • Former District Orkney
  • Former County Orkney


Field Visit (1999)

A small rise is located close to a track leading to the Holms of Ire. The summit of the rise is surrounded by a ring of earthfast boulders 2m in diameter and 0.8m high. Although superficially similar in appearance to a prehistoric cairn, this site may be of more recent origin.

Moore & Wilson 1999.

Coastal Zone Assessment Survey, 1999


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