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Eday, Linkertaing

Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Site Name Eday, Linkertaing

Classification Chambered Cairn (Neolithic)

Alternative Name(s) Muckle Hill Of Linkertaing; Muckle Hill Of Linkataing

Canmore ID 3181

Site Number HY53NE 7

NGR HY 5539 3937

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

HY53NE 7 5539 3937

(HY 5539 3937) Standing Stones (NR)

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

For round house (HY 5530 3936) and dyke (HY 554 393), see HY53NE 8 and HY53NE 13 respectively.

An Orkney-Cromarty type chambered cairn of which all that remains are two pairs of structural stones of the chamber.

Of the westerly pair the north stone is 6'9" high and a long thin slab is just visible placed against the foot of the west face. The south stone is broken and is 4'10" high.

Of the easterly pair the northerly stone remains only as a stump 2'10" wide and 7" thick. The southerly stone is prostrate, said to have been uncovered during peat cutting, and is 10' 10" long.

RCAHMS 1946; A S Henshall 1963, visited 1957.

The remains of a chambered cairn as described and planned by Henshall.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (NKB), 26 July 1970.

The cairn covering a stalled chamber in heather moorland on the W side of Linkataing Hill has been removed, but one pair of upright slabs remains visible and a second pair can be traced alongside.

RCAHMS 1984, visited October 1981.

Scheduled with HY53NE 8 and HY53NE 13 as Muckle Hill of Linkataing, chambered cairn, homestead and field system.

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 1 December 2000.


Field Visit (October 1981)

As described [By OS Surveyor].

Information from Orkney SMR (RGL) Oct 81.


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