|Notes:||A robbed-out cairn in an area of low moorland, 150m from Huntersquoy and with the Vinquoy Hill cairn on the skyline to the north-west.|
Rectangular in plan, the cairn is about 30m long by 18m wide.
The level of disturbance is such that the only evidence of a chamber can be seen in the southern half, the masonry in the northern end long gone.
Access was by an entrance passage in the southern end, that could be traced for c2.25m when first recorded. The subsequent discovery of walling suggests the passage was 0.6m wide.
Aligned north-south, the chamber was c6.2m long by c2m wide and divided into three compartments by orthostatic pairs. Only two pairs of the divisional orthostats and the back-slab in the end-cell survive.
Braeside is intriguing because the chamber occupies on a small area in the southern half of the rectangular cairn. It has been suggested that a second chamber or structure lies beneath the northern end – akin to that recorded at the Calf of Eday Long. There is, however, no visible evidence for this.
|References:||Davidson, J. L. & Henshall, A. S. (1989). The Chambered Cairns of Orkney. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.|
Tombs of the Isles - Braeside Chambered Cairn, Eday.