The Modern Antiquarian. Stone Circles, Ancient Sites, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic MysteriesThe Modern Antiquarian

Get the TMA Images feed
wideford

Latest Posts
Showing 1-50 of 2,524 posts. Most recent first | Next 50

Scockness (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Scockness</b>Posted by wideford<b>Scockness</b>Posted by wideford<b>Scockness</b>Posted by wideford<b>Scockness</b>Posted by wideford<b>Scockness</b>Posted by wideford<b>Scockness</b>Posted by wideford<b>Scockness</b>Posted by wideford<b>Scockness</b>Posted by wideford

Scockness (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Fieldnotes

One day I manaaged to walk from the pier on Rousay as far as Scockness. After navigating a field gate I followed the irregular shoreline to reach one of those enigmatic traditional 'Picts underground houses', which sits on a spit of land between Mae Sand and a tidal pond. From my visit it looks like as if it has been excavated at least once, with a slight hollow on the top and the pond-side rather too regular for simple erosion to my mind, and I fondly imagine the removal of a rectangular feature.
On the other side of the hill, by the N end of the Loch of Scockness, and only seperated from the sea by South Sand storm beach, is the Taft o' Faraclett Broch excavated in 1857. And up on the hill at Scockness Farm in 1994 an excavator hole showed that the chapel and burial ground had been built on a settlement mound also probably Iron Age. The Yetnasteeen standing stone is on the opposite hillside, a hill topped by the Faraclett mound that may be simply 'natural'.

Scockness (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Miscellaneous

Only the south side of RCAHMS record no. HY45SE 2, a grass-covered mound of gravel and small stones, survives due to erosion at the N and W part. It is 1.3m high and 12.5m E/W by 8m, thought not large enough for a broch so either a settlement or perhaps what's left of a cairn. Not a burnt mound they believe, owing to the absence of burnt material.

Yetnessteen (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

<b>Yetnessteen</b>Posted by wideford<b>Yetnessteen</b>Posted by wideford

Taversoe Tuick (Chambered Tomb) — Images

<b>Taversoe Tuick</b>Posted by wideford<b>Taversoe Tuick</b>Posted by wideford<b>Taversoe Tuick</b>Posted by wideford<b>Taversoe Tuick</b>Posted by wideford<b>Taversoe Tuick</b>Posted by wideford<b>Taversoe Tuick</b>Posted by wideford<b>Taversoe Tuick</b>Posted by wideford<b>Taversoe Tuick</b>Posted by wideford<b>Taversoe Tuick</b>Posted by wideford<b>Taversoe Tuick</b>Posted by wideford<b>Taversoe Tuick</b>Posted by wideford<b>Taversoe Tuick</b>Posted by wideford<b>Taversoe Tuick</b>Posted by wideford<b>Taversoe Tuick</b>Posted by wideford<b>Taversoe Tuick</b>Posted by wideford<b>Taversoe Tuick</b>Posted by wideford<b>Taversoe Tuick</b>Posted by wideford<b>Taversoe Tuick</b>Posted by wideford<b>Taversoe Tuick</b>Posted by wideford<b>Taversoe Tuick</b>Posted by wideford<b>Taversoe Tuick</b>Posted by wideford<b>Taversoe Tuick</b>Posted by wideford<b>Taversoe Tuick</b>Posted by wideford<b>Taversoe Tuick</b>Posted by wideford<b>Taversoe Tuick</b>Posted by wideford

Green Hill of Quoyness (Broch) — Images

<b>Green Hill of Quoyness</b>Posted by wideford<b>Green Hill of Quoyness</b>Posted by wideford<b>Green Hill of Quoyness</b>Posted by wideford<b>Green Hill of Quoyness</b>Posted by wideford<b>Green Hill of Quoyness</b>Posted by wideford<b>Green Hill of Quoyness</b>Posted by wideford<b>Green Hill of Quoyness</b>Posted by wideford

Green Hill of Quoyness (Broch) — Fieldnotes

I came at it from the south after climbing down near an old ruin but the lady occupying the nearby house pointed out that it would be safer to come along the farm road from the main road and use the modern slipway. The mound above the cliff is all tussocks of grass, folk have gone on it but I know how treachorous this vegetation can be and I was alone. The place didn't photograph well in the light present

Green Hill of Quoyness (Broch) — Miscellaneous

NMRS record no. HY20SW 7 is 4m high 25m E/W along the coastline by 18m N/S, representing one half of the original broch as shown from the air. A well-built wall survives on the east side and further traces can be found in the SW slopes. The north side has a large hollow now used to dump rubbish. Men extracting stone for building ceased on discovering bones - in 1979 more were found in the dense tumble of the NW fringe after storm damage. And Cursiter around 1887 found cists inserted into the top of the mound itself.

Knowe of Yarso (Chambered Cairn) — Images

<b>Knowe of Yarso</b>Posted by wideford<b>Knowe of Yarso</b>Posted by wideford<b>Knowe of Yarso</b>Posted by wideford<b>Knowe of Yarso</b>Posted by wideford
Showing 1-50 of 2,524 posts. Most recent first | Next 50
Unemployed and so plenty of spare time for researching contributors' questions and queries and for making corrections. Antiquarian and naturalist. Mode of transport shanks's pony. Talent unnecessary endurance. I love brochs.

My TMA Content: