Lambness, Stronsay

Lambness, Stronsay
(Davidson & Henshall. 1989. The Chambered Cairns of Orkney)
Round cairn.
Tripartite or stalled chamber.
Notes:Measuring c12.5 by 9.5 m, the cairn has been heavily robbed of stone.

The southern half has a clearer edge, revetted by laid stones which are visible through the turf.

Five structural slabs of the chamber can be seen, arranged transversely to the east to west axis. Davidson and Henshall proposed three pairs of slabs and a back-slab, with compartments measuring 1.5m, 1.35m and 1.8 m long. The surviving divisional orthostats are 0.7 m apart.

Two parallel slabs showed above the turf to the south of the chamber but their purpose was not clear.

A larger mound with some slabs protruding but having no recognisable plan, lies 10m to the west. A third mound, almost destroyed, may exist to the south-west. [1]
References:[1] Davidson, J. L. & Henshall, A. S. (1989). The Chambered Cairns of Orkney. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.