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Stronsay, Kirbister

Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)

Site Name Stronsay, Kirbister

Classification Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Graver End

Canmore ID 3372

Site Number HY62SE 3

NGR HY 6858 2356

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

HY62SE 3 6858 2356.

This fine specimen lies on a boggy hillside. It is 29m N-S, along the contour, and 22m E-W, with a general height of 1.9m but rising steeply to a knob 2.5m high at the N end, where trampling by cattle has exposed burnt stones.

RCAHMS 1946; RCAHMS 1984, visited May 1983.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS, 17 July 1970.


Field Visit (17 July 1970)

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS, 17 July 1970.

Orkney Smr Note (May 1983)

Listed among burnt mounds. [R1]

A burnt mound c. 2.5m high. OS visit Jul 70.

Prominently sited and extensive burnt mound 2.5m high on

hillside, surrounded by boggy ground.

Information from Orkney SMR (RGL) Jul 79.

E-W 22m, N-S 29m, oval, general height 1.9m but rising

steeply to a 2.5m high knoll at N end, where the content of burnt

stones is exposed by cattle-wear. The axis of the mound lies

along the contour.

Information from Orkney SMR (RGL) May 83.


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