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Switha, The Ool

Cairn (Period Unassigned), Long Cist (Early Medieval)

Site Name Switha, The Ool

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned), Long Cist (Early Medieval)

Canmore ID 9472

Site Number ND39SE 5

NGR ND 3613 9029

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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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 3613 9029.

There is a turf-covered cairn, about 9.0m in diameter and 0.5m high, at ND 3611 9030, in the centre of which can be seen a cist-like structure about 2.0m long and 1.0m wide, denoted by flagstones, set on edge, protruding through the turf. Nothing can be seen of its NW side.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (RL) 15 June 1967

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