|Notes:||Situated on a gently sloping, north-facing hillside c0.8km to the south of the Loch of Wasbister.|
Measuring 21.5 by 12.5m in 1982, the rectangular cairn is orientated roughly west-east and had well-defined edges to a height of c0.5m.
Although the structure has not been excavated, in 1982 it appeared to have been dug into, leaving a hollow about 3m wide and 0.5m deep along the centre of the mound. This “exploration” exposed divisional slabs from a probable stalled chamber with at least five compartments.
Neither end of the chamber has been exposed so it is not clear where the entrance passage is situated.
Update: May 2023
Preliminary results of geophysical scans here.
|References:||Davidson, J. L. & Henshall, A. S. (1989). The Chambered Cairns of Orkney. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.|
Tombs of the Isles - Knowe of Lingro, Rousay.