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Hunnigeo, Muckle Skerry

Settlement (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Hunnigeo, Muckle Skerry

Classification Settlement (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Pentland Skerries; Pentland Firth

Canmore ID 9513

Site Number ND47NE 9

NGR ND 4607 7830

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Orkney Islands
  • Parish South Ronaldsay
  • Former Region Orkney Islands Area
  • Former District Orkney
  • Former County Orkney

Archaeology Notes

ND47NE 9 4607 7830.

Stone foundations and traces of kitchen middens 140yds NW of the head of Hunni Geo on Muckle Skerry (information from A Black, lighthouse keeper).


Evidently a domestic structure at ND 4607 7830, surviving as a roughly circular turf-covered mound 0.6m high. The centre has been mutilated by an amateur excavation (? by Black) revealing part of a complex structure of slabs on edge the plan of which cannot be fully determined. A few limpet shells occur amongst the debris.

Surveyed at 1/10,000.

Visited by OS (AA) 8 May 1973


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