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Switha, North

Standing Stone

Site Name Switha, North

Classification Standing Stone

Canmore ID 9469

Site Number ND39SE 2

NGR ND 3643 9095

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

ND39SE 2 3644 9095.

(ND 3644 9095) Standing Stone (NR)

OS 6" map (1900)

A small standing stone 3ft 8ins high, 19ins broad and 6 ins thick at the base, where it has been packed with small stones. It faces NNW and SSE.

RCAHMS 1946

Standing stone, as described.

Visited by OS (RL) 15 June 1967

Activities

Orkney Smr Note

A small standing stone 3ft 8in high x 19in broad x 6in thick

at base, set in small packing stones and alighned roughly ENE-WSW.

[R1]

Maximum height 1.1m, width 0.5m, thickness at top 0.1m, at

base 0.15m. Four wedging stones at base, one of which has

collapsed. Approximately 1m to the E is a pyramidal concrete

block 0.4m high, measuring 0.45m square at base and 0.35m square

at top containing a central pipe 0.15m in diameter flush with the

surface, inscribed C M V 1940 and G C, on opposite faces -

military. [R2]

Information from Orkney SMR [n.d.]

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