Switha, South

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Site Type STANDING STONE
Canmore ID 9461
Site Number ND39SE 1
NGR ND 3627 9068
Council ORKNEY ISLANDS
Parish WALLS AND FLOTTA
Former Region ORKNEY ISLANDS AREA
Former District ORKNEY
Former County ORKNEY
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

ND39SE 1 3627 9070.

(ND 3627 9070) Standing Stone (NR)
OS 6" map (1900)

A stone 4ft 8ins high, 3ft average width and 12 1/2ins thick, set up in a small hollow and facing NNE and SSW. There are traces of packing at the base.
RCAHMS 1946

Standing stone, as described.
Visited by OS (RL) 15 June 1967

 
Books and References

Hunter, Dockrill and McKinley, J R, S J and J I (1984b) The sites and monuments of Cava, Rysa Little and Switha, Orkney, Bradford University Schools of Archaeological Sciences and Physics Occasional Papers, No.4 Bradford
Page(s): 30, no.2 Held at RCAHMS D.9.2.HUN

RCAHMS (1946) The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Twelfth report with an inventory of the ancient monuments of Orkney and Shetland, 3v Edinburgh
Page(s): 343, No.1029 Held at RCAHMS A.1.1.INV/12

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