Condition

6
Cairn
Prehistoric
306729
Orkney

Description

A small rise is located close to a track leading to the Holms of Ire. The summit of the rise is surrounded by a ring of earthfast boulders, 2m in diameter and 0.8m high. Although superficially similar in appearance to a prehistoric cairn, this site may be of more recent origin.

Location

365110.00
1045420.00
27700
59.2937889
-2.6142530

Submitted photographs

Image Date Caption User
Mound 1 08/07/2013 Mound 1 cparker
Mound 1
Mound 2 08/07/2013 Mound 2 cparker
Mound 2
Mound 3 08/07/2013 Mound 3 cparker
Mound 3

Submitted updates

Update id Date User
1160 08/07/2013 cparker
Tidal state Low
Site located? Yes
Proximity to coast edge 11-50m
Coastally eroding? not eroding
Threats none
Visibility above ground Limited visibility (partial remains)
Visibility in section Not visible
Access accessible on foot (footpath)
Local knowledge don't know
Description A small rise is located close to a track leading to the Holms of Ire. The summit of the rise is surrounded by a ring of earthfast boulders, 2m in diameter and 0.8m high. Although superficially similar in appearance to a prehistoric cairn, this site may be of more recent origin.
Survey to record properly.

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