Switha, North

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Site Type STANDING STONE
Canmore ID 9469
Site Number ND39SE 2
NGR ND 3643 9095
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 2 3644 9095.

(ND 3644 9095) Standing Stone (NR)
OS 6" map (1900)

A small standing stone 3ft 8ins high, 19ins broad and 6 ins thick at the base, where it has been packed with small stones. It faces NNW and SSE.
RCAHMS 1946

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


 ORKNEY SMR NOTE

Notes A small standing stone 3ft 8in high x 19in broad x 6in thick
at base, set in small packing stones and alighned roughly ENE-WSW.
[R1]
Maximum height 1.1m, width 0.5m, thickness at top 0.1m, at
base 0.15m. Four wedging stones at base, one of which has
collapsed. Approximately 1m to the E is a pyramidal concrete
block 0.4m high, measuring 0.45m square at base and 0.35m square
at top containing a central pipe 0.15m in diameter flush with the
surface, inscribed C M V 1940 and G C, on opposite faces -
military. [R2]
Information from Orkney SMR [n.d.]



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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.5 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.1028 Held at RCAHMS A.1.1.INV/12

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