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Hoy, Brims, Hillock Of Salwick

Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)

Site Name Hoy, Brims, Hillock Of Salwick

Classification Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 8916

Site Number ND28NE 1

NGR ND 2876 8869

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Orkney Islands
  • Parish Walls And Flotta
  • Former Region Orkney Islands Area
  • Former District Orkney
  • Former County Orkney

Archaeology Notes

ND28NE 1 2876 8869

On the hillside above Brims is a conical grass-covered burnt mound 11m in diameter and 2m high.

RCAHMS 1946; 1989

Resurveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (NKB) 18 June 1967.

ND 287 887 Burnt mound, prehistoric.

Sponsors: Historic Scoland, Orkney Archaeological Trust.

G Wilson and H Moore 1997

Activities

Field Visit (June 1967)

On the hillside above Brims is a conical grass-covered burnt mound 11m in diameter and 2m high.

Visited by RCAHMS June 1967

Field Visit (18 June 1967)

Resurveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (NKB) 18 June 1967.

Field Visit (1997)

ND 287 887 Burnt mound

2nd/1st millenium BC

Located

A conical, grass covered burnt mound measures 11m in diameter and stands to 2m high. It is located in an enclosed field of improved grassland to the rear of inhabited 20th C houses.

Sponsors: Historic Scoland, Orkney Archaeological Trust.

G Wilson and H Moore 1997

Orkney Smr Note

Hillock of Sallwick, Brims is a grass covered conical mound,

about 36ft in diameter x 6ft 6in to 8ft 6in high with a slight

overgrown hollow in the top.

On the SW there are traces of banking of unknown origin but

possibly later than the mound. [R1]

Hillock of Salwick, an irregular turf covered mound of burnt

stones, generally as RCAMS. OS visit 18 June 1967.

Information from Orkney SMR [n.d.]

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