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Sanday, Whitemill Point

Mound (Period Unassigned), Naust(S) (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Sanday, Whitemill Point

Classification Mound (Period Unassigned), Naust(S) (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Canmore ID 306731

Site Number HY64NE 24

NGR HY 6990 4637

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)

An ill-defined, amorphous mound lies 15m from the coast edge. The surface of the mound is uneven and there are several upright stones protruding from the turf. Overall, it measures approximately 25m by 18m and stands up to 1m in height. Up to 5% of the surface of the mound shows signs of rabbit burrowing. At the west end of the mound, a boat-shaped depression is cut into the surface. Measuring 6m in length by 2m wide, this possible noost is 0.3m deep and is lined with slabs. A second hollow which may also be a boat noost, is located on the coast edge nearby.

Moore & Wilson 1999.

Coastal Zone Assessment Survey, 1999

Note (1 October 2010)

The mound noted here may be associated with a mound 50m to the south east, recorded as HY64NE 8.

Information from RCAHMS (SC) 1 October 2010


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