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Green Hill of Quoyness (Broch) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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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

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Knowe of Yarso (Chambered Cairn) — Miscellaneous

An oval or sub-oval mound covered a stalled tomb entered from the south-eastern end. It resembled Midhowe except that the cairn sat on a substantial 'scarcement' surmounted by a foot high course of flags set at an angle thrn finally a horizontal course. It was the first such feature discovered in Orkney

Knowe of Burrian (Broch) — Images

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Knowe of Hunclett (Broch) — Images

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Long Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Queena Fjold (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images

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Queena Fjold (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Fieldnotes

September 2015.Finally went into the field. The worked stones in a pile in the corner have come from the uphill mound/s. My guess is they formed a kerb around ine or both mounds - I feel some of the mounds only appear seperate because of later activity. There are two stones still in situ, the most exposed one a rather large cuboid IIRC about 6" square in cross section

Howe of Hoxa (Broch) — Images

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