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Stronsay, Odness

Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)

Site Name Stronsay, Odness

Classification Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Odiness; 'god Odina'

Canmore ID 3315

Site Number HY62NE 8

NGR HY 6829 2523

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

HY62NE 8 6829 2523

See also HY62NE 9.

(HY 6828 2523) Cairn (NR)

(Site of) (NAT)

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

A mound of burnt stones

Name Book 1879.

A slight rise in a cultivated field showing burnt stones on its surface. RCAHMS could see 'no distinct indications of any construction here' and mistakenly apply the name 'God Odina' to this site. (See HY62NE 9)

Visited by OS(AA) 20 July 1970.

RCAHMS 1946, visited 1928.

This site was under crop when visited. (The identification with 'God Odina' is erroneous).

RCAHMS 1984, visited July 1979.

Activities

Field Visit (14 June 1928)

This site, which is usually known as "The Enclosure," but is also termed locally "God Odina," lies close to the coast, about half a mile due S. of the farm-house of Odness. There are no distinct indications of any construction.

Visited by RCAHMS 14 June 1928.

OS map ref: xciii ('Cairn')

Field Visit (20 July 1970)

A slight rise in a cultivated field showing burnt stones on its surface. RCAHMS could see 'no distinct indications of any construction here' and mistakenly apply the name 'God Odina' to this site. (See HY62NE 9)

Visited by OS(AA) 20 July 1970.

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