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South Ronaldsay, Castle Grimness

Castle (Medieval)(Possible)

Site Name South Ronaldsay, Castle Grimness

Classification Castle (Medieval)(Possible)

Canmore ID 9608

Site Number ND49SE 6

NGR ND 4735 9430

NGR Description ND c. 4735 9430

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

ND49SE 6 c. 4735 9430

The remains of an old building, locally described as 'The Castle' are said to have existed close to the present farm-buildings at Castle but on the S or opposite sides of the road. No traces survive.

RCAHMS 1946, visited 1929

According to Mr D Bews (of Castle), RCAHMS are referring to the former farm buildings at ND 4732 9439 which would locate the site of "The Castle" (of which Bews has seen no trace) to the area centred at ND 4735 9430.

Visited by OS (IMT) 13 May 1973.


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