Knowe of Ramsay, Rousay

Tombs of the Isles - Knowe of Ramsay, Rousay.
Type:Orkney-Cromarty.
Rectangular cairn.
Stalled chamber.
Location:Map
Notes:Built near the edge of one of the natural terraces above the shore and overlooking the Knowe of Lairo.

Excavated in 1935, it was found to have been severely robbed and disturbed. Originally 31.4m long and 7.3m wide at its maximum, the entrance was in the south-eastern end.

The chamber was 26.8 m long and increased in width from 1.2m at the entrance to 2m near the inner end. It was divided into 14 compartments by thirteen pairs of orthostats.
Links:Canmore
Scottish Radiocarbon Database
A stalled cairn, the Knowe of Ramsay, at Hullion, Rousay, Orkney. (1936) In Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Volume 70 (1935-36)
Knowe of Ramsay section drawings and plans. (Callander & Grant. 1936. A stalled cairn, the Knowe of Ramsay, at Hullion, Rousay, Orkney)