Tripartite or stalled chamber.
|Notes:||A prominently position cairn on Fitty Hill, with well-defined edges and which rises steeply to a height of approximately 1m.|
The circular mound has a diameter of c17m but the central area has been robbed of stone and is therefore very disturbed.
Two orthostatic pairs and a fifth slab to the E appeared to belong to a chamber orientated roughly SW to NE.
To the south of the suspected chamber were two small slabs on edge, and a large slab 1.6 m long by o.8 m high. Their original function was unclear but the latter, which had concrete along its upper edge, had been used as part of a container for animal fodder.
In 1996, one of the slabs visible on top of the mound was reported to have collapsed. A subsequent site visit by county archaeologist Julie Gibson reported a possible secondary cist on the east side of the mound.
|References:||Davidson, J. L. & Henshall, A. S. (1989). The Chambered Cairns of Orkney. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.|
Fitty Hill, Westray