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Orkney sites in local newspapers 1911-5 additions

Backaskaill ?HY63NW 15

May 13th 1911 "The Orcadian" cist with only damp earth inside found

Breckness HY20NW 6

February 22nd 1913 "The Orcadian" 2 skeletons found in low cliff before Bishop's Palace previous week, others found on various other occasions

Burn of Kithuntlin HY32SW 24

November 2nd 1912 "The Orcadian" one-line burnt mound description

Burrian, Rousay HY33SE 13

September 21st 1912 "The Orcadian" artificial island, remains of causeway 1' underwater with central break

Cauldhame, Stromness

July 3rd 1912 "The Orkney Herald" journeyman's box found in 3' of peat


August 23rd 1911 "The Orcadian" two skeletons found 3' deep

Grainshore, Kirkwall

March 7th 1914 "The Orcadian" cist eroded from shoreline by recent high tides

Loch of Clumly broch HY21NE 1

September 30th 1911 "The Orcadian" described, was excavated by R.S.Clouston

Loch of Kirbister HY30NE 6

September 21st 1912 "The Orcadian" holms probably natural, tradition of robber's house on Groundwater Island, possible gravestone there

Lochside HY31SW 32

August 14th "The Orcadian" [not 13th] long cist with two skeletons and kerb found previously

Maes Howe HY31SW 1

May 27th 1911 "The Orcadian" roof repaired and moat boundary fence erected
January 11th 1913 "The Orcadian" description and work due

Maeshowe Cist HY31SW 26

August 14th "The Orcadian" [not 13th] 5' x 4'6" x 2'9" rock-cut cist with burnt remains, no mound, found in quarrying 5 chains from Maeshowe "circle-mound"

Maeshowe mounds HY31SW 21

August 14th "The Orcadian" [not 13th] cists found previous to HY31SW 26 contrasted as regards elevation

Moss of Quothlan, Sandwick

January 18th 1912 "The Orcadian" bow found 6' below surface

St.Mary's Kirk, Biggings

December 23rd 1911 "The Orcadian" described

St.Peter's Kirk HY21NW 26

December 23rd 1911 "The Orcadian" St.Ninian's Well mentioned

St.Tredwell's HY45SE 4

September 21st 1912 "The Orcadian" Chapel ruins on artificial island over ? Pict's house

Skara Brae HY21NW 12

July 15th 1911 "The Orcadian" one-line description


May 3rd 1911 "The Orkney Herald" short cist with flexed skeleton found during house construction in Firth's Park in Stromness

The Warth, Flotta ~ND343927

March 15th 1914 "The Orkney Herald" worked grey stone (with possible mound remnant) SE of the Point of The Warth is called "The Sailor's Headstone"

wideford Posted by wideford
31st March 2006ce

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