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South Ronaldsay, Barswick

Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)

Site Name South Ronaldsay, Barswick

Classification Burnt Mound (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 9553

Site Number ND48NW 9

NGR ND 4309 8606

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

ND48NW 9 4309 8606

There is a burnt mound about 600 yards NW of the farm of Barswick.

RCAHMS 1946, visited 1929

ND 4309 8606. A turf-covered burnt mound measuring about 16.0m N-S x 11.0m and about 1.0m high. A fragment of drystone walling and several stones of an indeterminate structure are visible in the eroded W side of the mound.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

About 50.0m to the W is a turf-covered earthen mound about 7.0m in diameter, probably modern.

Visited by OS (ISS) 14 May 1973.

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Field Visit (14 May 1973)

ND 4309 8606. A turf-covered burnt mound measuring about 16.0m N-S x 11.0m and about 1.0m high. A fragment of drystone walling and several stones of an indeterminate structure are visible in the eroded W side of the mound.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

About 50.0m to the W is a turf-covered earthen mound about 7.0m in diameter, probably modern.

Visited by OS (ISS) 14 May 1973

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