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The Dwarfie Stane

Chambered Tomb


A heads up to look for a 6' sandstone cube ~200 yards to the south - in a 1997 book John Bremner calls this the Patrick Stane and reports the faint presence of cup-and-ring marks on the top wideford Posted by wideford
22nd May 2006ce

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Some 900 feet further up the slope, to the south of the Stone, rise the Dwarfie Hamars, a crescent-shaped range of cliffs 700 feet above the sea level and facing the north-west, from under which there is said to be a very fine echo. The Stone appears to have fallen down from this cliff. Mr. Moodie Heddle, the proprietor of the island, informs me that there is a similarly sized stone further west along the same hill face, which, as far as he can ascertain, has always been called the "Patrick Stone," or "St. Patrick's Stone," a fact hitherto unknown outside of Hoy.In A W Johnstone's 'Dwarfie Stone of Hoy' article in the Reliquary, April 1896.

Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
12th September 2010ce
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