North Ronaldsay, Senness

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Site Type SETTLEMENT
Canmore ID 3632
Site Number HY75NE 12
NGR HY 7750 5550
Council ORKNEY ISLANDS
Parish CROSS AND BURNESS
Former Region ORKNEY ISLANDS AREA
Former District ORKNEY
Former County ORKNEY
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

HY75NE 12 7750 5550

HY 7750 5550. Derelict buildings occupy the summit of a settlement tell 1.5 m high.
RCAHMS 1980.

1999
 FIELD VISIT

Project Orkney Coastal Survey, Sanday and North Ronaldsay

Notes The abandoned farmstead at Eastings is built over a substantial artificial mound which stands up to 1.5m high. It is located some 50m from the coast edge. On the coast, shell midden, comprising solely of limpet, is exposed in the eroding section. The section extends for 4m and is up to 0.5m deep. Ref.: RCAHMS (1980), #111).
Moore & Wilson 1999.
Coastal Zone Assessment Survey, 1999


Further details

July 1979
 FIELD VISIT

Notes Deserted buildings on W side of track are on a very
noticeable irregular rise 1.5m high, could be just a dune.
NoSAS index NRO 23, J Hedges Sept 77.
Farmstead on a typical tell mound.
Information from Orkney SMR (RGL) Jul 79.

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Books and References

RCAHMS (1980c) The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Sanday and North Ronaldsay, Orkney, The archaeological sites and monuments of Scotland series no 11 Edinburgh
Page(s): 20, No.111 Held at RCAHMS A.1.2.ARC/11

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