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Via Barrow

Round Barrow(s)


Approaching Via from Brodgar today I noticed just before the Via B&B a large chunk of stone with a reddish cast in parts. Over the way is what used to be a fair size quarry so it might be simply one that got away. Then on my way back I took another look at the dip that it was in, and seeing the rise against Via thought "ha-ha, settlement mound". Looked it up on Canmore and found that in the 19th century a cist (since gone) was found in this barrow. So where that 'boulder' lies is perhaps the scar of excavation. wideford Posted by wideford
18th July 2004ce
Edited 3rd May 2005ce

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