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Lochend,chambered cairn 450m north west of,Stronsay

A Scheduled Monument in North Isles, Orkney Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 59.1088 / 59°6'31"N

Longitude: -2.6692 / 2°40'9"W

OS Eastings: 361771

OS Northings: 1024846

OS Grid: HY617248

Mapcode National: GBR M4RN.KXX

Mapcode Global: WH7BP.Z93Z

Entry Name: Lochend,chambered cairn 450m NW of,Stronsay

Scheduled Date: 23 May 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5992

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Stronsay

County: Orkney Islands

Electoral Ward: North Isles

Traditional County: Orkney

Description

The monument consists of the remains of a prehistoric chambered

burial cairn.

The cairn is represented by an elongated mound some 40m NW-SE by 10m, with a distinct dip in the centre of the mound. In the NW portion a number of protruding stone slabs represent the remains of a collapsed stalled-type burial chamber. The SE end of the mound has been

disturbed by activity associated with a small ruined croft.

The area to be scheduled contains the chambered cairn and an area on either side in which traces of activities associated with its construction and use may survive. It is sub-rectangular, a maximum of 45m NW-SE by 30m NE-SW and bounded on the NW by the edge of the

shingle beach along the shoreline, as marked in red on the

accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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