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Twi Ness


<b>Twi Ness</b>Posted by widefordImage © wideford
Nearest Town:Kirkwall (6km S)
OS Ref (GB):   HY46761625 / Sheet: 6
Latitude:59° 1' 48.69" N
Longitude:   2° 55' 39.37" W

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Twi Ness rather than meaning twin-ness is said to be tongue-ness as there is no double headland, but the name Point of Dishan can only go as far back as The Douche so could well have been the other half of a Twi Ness (Doocot Point is shown seperately). The mound sits above the rocky headland. I wonder if the large stones in the cliff face part of a stoney outcrop on which the mound is placed or placed stone ? Because the upright slab being radial sounds like it might be more a divider than an encloser - wheelhouse maybe wideford Posted by wideford
30th October 2013ce


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HY41NE 19 is a slightly hollowed 7mD cairn a mere point-six metres high, with a radial orthostat on the north side that might be, or have been, part of a cist. wideford Posted by wideford
30th October 2013ce