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Stackel Brae,castle,Maltbarn,Eday

A Scheduled Monument in North Isles, Orkney Islands

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Latitude: 59.1442 / 59°8'39"N

Longitude: -2.7634 / 2°45'48"W

OS Eastings: 356421

OS Northings: 1028854

OS Grid: HY564288

Mapcode National: GBR M4JK.JT3

Mapcode Global: WH7BG.JF99

Entry Name: Stackel Brae,castle,Maltbarn,Eday

Scheduled Date: 7 March 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5944

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: castle

Location: Eday

County: Orkney Islands

Electoral Ward: North Isles

Traditional County: Orkney


The monument consists of the remains of a small fortified dwelling and other structures, probably dating to the period of Norse rule in Orkney.

The remains take the form of a grass-covered mound, with traces of walling visible in its surface. The mound is cut by the sea along its S side, and here can be seen a solidly built wall, of at least three periods of construction and reconstruction. The wall is lime- plastered and the stones are bedded in clay. To the W of this massive walling are remains of further structures, but these are obscured by fallen turf.

The area to be scheduled is irregular, bounded by the foot of the low eroding cliff on the S. On the W it is bounded by a line drawn parallel to, and 10m E of, the easternmost building of the farm of Maltbarn. The area has maximum dimensions 85m SW-NE by 40m NNW-SSE, as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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