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South Ronaldsay, Broll

Barrow (Prehistoric)

Site Name South Ronaldsay, Broll

Classification Barrow (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 9520

Site Number ND48NE 13

NGR ND 4525 8795

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

ND48NE 13 4525 8795.

Prominently situated at ND 4525 8795 is a mutilated heather-covered earthen mound, probably a barrow. It measures about 10.0m N-S by 9.0m E-W, by 0.8m high. The W arc has been dug away and is now rubbish-filled. There is no local knowledge of any finds.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (IMT) 4 May 1973.

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Field Visit (4 May 1973)

Prominently situated at ND 4525 8795 is a mutilated heather-covered earthen mound, probably a barrow. It measures about 10.0m N-S by 9.0m E-W, by 0.8m high. The W arc has been dug away and is now rubbish-filled. There is no local knowledge of any finds.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (IMT) 4 May 1973

Field Visit (17 April 1994)

This mound was visited as part of the Orkney Barrows Project. It was discernable as a patch of darker soil and some stones. It measures 9-10m in diamter and 0.8m in height. It is sited on a low hill, visible NW-N-NE for at least 500m.

Information from the Orkney Barrows Project (JD), 1994

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