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Knowe of Burrian


Nearest Town:Kirkwall (18km SSE)
OS Ref (GB):   HY40062745 / Sheets: 5, 6
Latitude:59° 7' 47.56" N
Longitude:   3° 2' 50.55" W

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Viewed from the Knowe of Yarso Chamered Cairn.

From the Knowe of Yarso the remains of the Broch can be clearly seen as a prominent mound near a farm and the loch. A dry stone wall runs across the site.

Canmore states:
‘The remains of a broch of which little stonework is visible. The north arc is represented by a curving grassy mound about 2m high. Stone built boat houses are constructed against the broch on the east and west sides. There are some indications of an outer bank’.
Posted by CARL
11th July 2012ce