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Sanday, Lambaness

Burial (Viking)

Site Name Sanday, Lambaness

Classification Burial (Viking)

Alternative Name(s) Lamba Ness

Canmore ID 3426

Site Number HY63NW 20

NGR HY 61 37

NGR Description HY c. 61 37

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

Archaeology Notes

HY63NW 20 c. 61 37

See also HY63NW 12, HY63NW 18, HY63NW 19.

The finding of two tortoise brooches, fragments of a penannular brooch, a jet armlet and an amber bead near the Broch of Laminess (PSAS Purchases 1915) (HY63NW 18) suggsts a 9th - 10th century Viking woman's grave.

They were purchased for the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS) in 1914.

(See also HY63NW 19)

S Grieg 1940; H Shetelig 1954.

No further information.

Visited by OS (RL) 7 July 1970.


Note (1980)

'Lambaness', Sanday HY c. 61 37 HY63NW 20

Two tortoise-brooches, penannular brooch, jet armlet, amber bead, suggest female Viking burial; the objects are in the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS I L 347-50).


(PSAS, xlix, 1914-151, 15; Greig 1940, 86-8; RCAHMS 1946, ii, p. 44, No. 191; Curle, Olsen and Shetelig 1954, 70; Wainwright 1962, 148; OR 336)


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