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Redland North

Chambered Cairn

Nearest Town:Kirkwall (16km SE)
OS Ref (GB):   HY38012502 / Sheet: 6
Latitude:59° 6' 27.95" N
Longitude:   3° 4' 57.01" W

Added by CARL

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Visited 9.6.12

As per Redland South but this Chambered Cairn is on the left (west) of the road.

The field was full of cows so I observed the cairn from the safety of the road.

It is no more than a low, heather covered mound – easily visible from the road.

Canmore states:
‘A turf covered Orkney-Cromarty stalled cairn. The centre has been hollowed out. It is oval in shape and the width across the chamber is 32ft. In the centre of the mound are the stumps of 3 stones, they appear to represent the back slab and two divisional stones of the stalled chamber’.
Posted by CARL
17th July 2012ce