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Eday Church Hall, chambered cairn 260m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in North Isles, Orkney Islands

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Latitude: 59.1855 / 59°11'7"N

Longitude: -2.7712 / 2°46'16"W

OS Eastings: 356032

OS Northings: 1033453

OS Grid: HY560334

Mapcode National: GBR M4JG.18R

Mapcode Global: WH7B8.DDM5

Entry Name: Eday Church Hall, chambered cairn 260m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 31 October 1936

Last Amended: 19 August 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1261

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Eday

County: Orkney Islands

Electoral Ward: North Isles

Traditional County: Orkney


This monument, formerly known as Eday Church, chambered cairn 260m NW of, consists of the remains of a chambered burial cairn of Neolithic date.

The cairn stands on a gentle slope about 60m S of the public road. It is largely heather and turf covered and is about 16m across. The chamber has been excavated in a rudimentary manner, leaving the stall-dividers and chamber facing walls visible. This cairn is evidently of the stalled category, with a chamber about 4.5m long. The most striking feature of the cairn is that it is a member of the "horned" class, with four low spur walls extending out, one from each angle. The SW and SE hornwork are both about 7.5m long, and that on the NE appears to be of similar length, though much reduced. The NW angle is obscured by more recent disturbance.

The area to be scheduled is a circle 50m in diameter, centred on the centre of the chamber, to include the whole cairn and also its outer "horns", plus an area around in which evidence relating to the construction and use of the cairn may survive, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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