Switha, The Ool

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Site Type CAIRN, LONG CIST
Canmore ID 9472
Site Number ND39SE 5
NGR ND 3613 9029
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 3613 9029.

There is a turf-covered cairn, about 9.0m in diameter and 0.5m high, at ND 3611 9030, in the centre of which can be seen a cist-like structure about 2.0m long and 1.0m wide, denoted by flagstones, set on edge, protruding through the turf. Nothing can be seen of its NW side.
Surveyed at 1/2500.
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): 31, no.19 Held at RCAHMS D.9.2.HUN

The Orcadian (1963) The Orcadian, 1 August 1963 The Orcadian

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