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Sanday, Butter Knowe

Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)

Site Name Sanday, Butter Knowe

Classification Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 3622

Site Number HY74SW 3

NGR HY 7096 4315

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

HY74SW 3 7096 4315

(HY 7094 4315) Tumulus (NR)

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

A mound of burnt stones which is locally known as 'The Butter Knowe'

RCAHMS 1946.

A burnt mound, still known as "Butter Knowe", measuring c14.0m in diameter, and 0.8m high.

Re-surveyed at 1/2500

Visited by OS (NKB), 12 July 1970.

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Field Visit (12 July 1970)

A burnt mound, still known as "Butter Knowe", measuring c14.0m in diameter, and 0.8m high.

Re-surveyed at 1/2500

Visited by OS(NKB) 12 July 1970.

Orkney Smr Note (August 1979)

Listed among burnt mounds. [R1]

Burnt mound 14m diameter 0.8m high. OS visit Jul 70.

As described.

Information from Orkney SMR (RGL) Aug 79.

Field Visit (1999)

A grassy mound, 14m in diameter and 0.6m high, lies on improved pasture. Ref.: RCAHMS (1946), #453; RCAHMS (1980), #34.

Moore & Wilson 1999.

Coastal Zone Assessment Survey, 1999

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