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Sanday, Helliehow, 'cot Brae'

Mound (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Sanday, Helliehow, 'cot Brae'

Classification Mound (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Canmore ID 3488

Site Number HY64NE 14

NGR HY 69 45

NGR Description HY c. 69 45

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

HY64NE 14 c. 69 45.

Marwick mentions 'a mound at Helliehow, that is now called Cot Brae', in his discussion at the Sanday 'Hogboon' legends. A search of the area revealed no obvious mound near the farm which is now deserted.

H Marwick 1923.


Field Visit (1979)

In discussing Sanday legends of the Hogboon (haug-buandi,

haug-bui, mound-dweller) Marwick mentions a mound at Helliehow

that is now called the Cot Brae, with which a Hogboon was

associated. [R1]

Helliehow is presumably helgi-haugr holy mound. But a

search of the area revealed no obvious mound near the farm, which

is deserted.

Information from Orkney SMR (RGL) 79.


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