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Auskerry

Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Auskerry

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 3281

Site Number HY61NE 5

NGR HY 67089 16283

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

HY61NE 5 6708 1628

(HY 6708 1628) Standing Stone (NR).

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

A slab of slaty stone set on edge, in a slight depression, with a packing of small stones round its base; its major axis lies east - west. It measures 2'9" high on the west and 3'5" on the east and is 5' broad by about 6 1/8" thick. (RCAHMS has transposed the descriptions of this stone and that on HY61NE 4).

When visited in 1970, it had fallen to the NE and only its pointed top could be seen through the turf for a length of 1.5m and a width of 0.5m.

RCAHMS 1946, visited 1928.

On the summit of West Hill (18m OD) the highest point of Auskerry, is a slant topped slab just over 1m high and averaging 0.5m wide , aligned E-W. Reported fallen in 1970, it has been re-erected in a concrete setting.

RCAHMS 1984, visited August 1983.

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