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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    RING OF BROGAR; NESS OF BRODGAR; CIRCLE AT STENNIS
  • Canmore ID
    1696
  • Site type
    HENGE, RUNE INSCRIBED STONE, STONE CIRCLE
  • Parish
    STENNESS
  • Council
    ORKNEY
  • NGR
    HY 2945 1335
  • Latitude, longitude
    59.001404N, 3.229769W
  • Archeological notes
    HY21SE 1 2945 1335. (HY 2945 1335) Stone Circle of Brodgar (NR) OS 6" map, Orkney, 2nd ed., (1903). A single twig-rune is carved on a boulder in the SW region of the Ring. M Olsen 1954. The 'Ring of Brodgar' is a Class II henge monument, under Historic Buildings and Monuments (HBM) Guardianship, incorporating a stone circle 370 ft in diameter. It is bounded by a well-preserved ditch 30 ft wide and 6 ft deep. The monoliths are mounted at intervals just within the scarp of the enclosing ditch. The positions of at 1 least 40 have been identified: of these, 27 remain upright. Stone no.3 bears on one of its faces a number of, as yet, unsatisfactorily translated tree-runes and, below them, a small incised cross of simple design. A small stone bearing a tree-rune and a small incised cross was found in the circle during restoration by the Ministry of Works. RCAHMS 1946; V G Childe and W D Simpson 1961; F T Wainwright 1962. Visible on air photograph CUCAP GR 44, flown 1951. The Ring of Brogar (name confirmed locally and appearing on MPBW guide-post) is as described and planned by previous authorities. The ditch is 10.0 m. wide and varies in depth from 0.9m to 1.9 m. The boulder, containing the single twig-rune, could not be located. Resurveyed at 1/2500. Visited by OS (RB) 24 April 1966. Radiocarbon Dates: SRR 502 Basal organic deposits overlying deep silt infill in north ditch section - depth 0.7m Organic Mud 255bc +-60 375BC +-80 SRR 503 Lower peat in north ditch section - depth 0.6m Organic Mud 375bc +-45 440BC +-70 J L Davidson and A S Henshall 1989. Holes measuring 800 x 700mm and 180-230mm deep were dug for plaques at three sites in the parish of Stenness, Mainland Orkney. One hole was located near the Ring of Brogar (HY 2946 1346; HY 21 SE 1), one at the Stones of Stenness (HY 3071 1239; HY 21 SW 2) and one at Maes Howe (HY 3180 1272). Nothing of archaeological significance was discovered in any of the holes. Sponsor: Historic Scotland P Sharman 2000 A geophysical survey using magnetometry was undertaken in and around the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site between June and October 2002. Over 30ha was surveyed, including the Ring of Brodgar, the fields to the S of the Stones of Stenness (including Big Howe, HY31SW 31), an area around Bookan chambered cairn, and the fields between Brodgar Farm and the Bridge of Brodgar. Preliminary results have clarified the extent of known sites and discovered several new ones. Archive to be deposited in Orkney SMR and the NMRS. Sponsors: HS, Orkney Islands Council, Orkney Archaeology Trust, Orkney College. N Card 2002 World Heritage Area; Geophysical survey N Card (OAT) A second season of magnetometry survey was undertaken in and around the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage SIte. Over 30ha was surveyed, further clarifying the extent of known sites and locating many new ones. Further survey in the immediate environs of The Ring of Brodgar seemed to emphasise the lack of magnetic enhancement in this area. This is in marked contrast to the area around the Stones of Stenness and on the Ness of Brodgar. Report to be lodged with Orkney SMR and the NMRS. Sponsors: HS, Orkney Islands Council, GSB (Bradford), Orkney Archaeology Trust. HY 30 13 (area) A third season of geophysical survey was undertaken between March and October 2004 in and around the `Heart of Neolithic Orkney┬┐ World Heritage Site (DES 2003, 102). Over 35ha were surveyed using magnetometry. Results have further clarified the extent of known sites and discovered many new ones. Further survey between the Ness of Brodgar and the Ring of Brodgar (centre HY 299 131) revealed boundary features, possible unknown burnt mounds and barrows, and areas of general background increased magnetic response. This response is similar to that surrounding the Neolithic complex on the Ness of Brodgar, which test pitting has shown is the result of Neolithic midden-enhanced soils. The area to the NW of Maes Howe (centre HY 314 129) was dominated by geological anomalies and modern disturbance. However, isolated features may represent a possible new settlement site and other archaeological features. A variety of responses have been detected to the SW of Maes Howe (centre HY 314 126). The northern half of the area is dominated by zones of magnetic disturbance generated by igneous dikes, and throughout the area short linear ferrous-type responses have been noted which are consistent with a series of land drains. Potentially archaeologically significant anomalies have been noted in the SW, including weak suggestions of an oval enclosure and general areas of increased magnetic response. In addition, a group of well-defined anomalies suggesting possible enclosures has been located further S. Reports lodged with Orkney SMR and the NMRS. Sponsors: HS, Orkney Islands Council, GSB (Bradford), Orkney Archaeological Trust, Orkney College. N Card and S Ovenden 2004 In 1892 'The Orkney Herald' reported that stones from a dyke end were used in the Ring of Brodgar. Other mentions of the site are made in 'The Orkney Herald' and 'The Orcadian' - see References. 'The Orkney Herald' reported the discovery of runes on a stone stump uncovered in remedial work (1907). In 1908 7 stones were re-erected and an axe was found. The site was described in a number of articles. M Howe 2006 'The Orcadian' in 1906 mentioned that the largest stone had been re-erected, after being knocked down in around 1814. M Howe 2006 HY 3 1 (vicinity) A fourth season of geophysical survey was undertaken between January and November 2005 in and around the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site (DES 2004, 97). This included more than 40ha of gradiometer survey, together with targeted resistance and ground penetrating radar (GPR). GPR survey was conducted over Salt Knowe (HY 293 132) and Fresh Knowe (HY 296 133). However, the nature of the ground cover caused poor contact and considerable attenuation of the signal, resulting in little useful data being retrieved. Reports lodged with Orkney SMR and NMRS. Sponsors: HS A, Orkney Islands Council, Orkney Archaeological Trust, Orkney College Geophysics Unit. N Card and S Ovenden 2005 A programme of archaeological evaluation was undertaken at the site of the proposed Dyke O Sean visitor car park servicing the UNESCO designated World Heritage site of the Ring of Brodgar in Steness Parish, Orkney. The site is centred on HY 29329 13738, on the eastern shore of the Brodgar Isthmus on the promontory between the Loch of Harray to the east, and the Loch of Stenness to the west. From the site, the sites of the Ring of Brodgar (c.300 m to the S), the Stones of Stenness (1.8km to the SE) and Maes Howe (2.6km to the E) are visible. Twelve machine-dug trenches were opened across the area of the proposed development with two additional hand-dug cuttings made over two small upstanding mounds within the development area. No archaeological remains were identified within the machine cut trenches and the low mounds were proven to represent cleared material from modern (post-World Warr II) activity at the site. The findings from the evaluation can now be used to assist guidance of the appropriate management of the site operations involved in the construction of the car park. M Carruthers 2006 The visitor car park has now been completed with display boards and is centred at HY 29487 13503. Visited by RCAHMS (DE) 15 September 2008
  • Architectural notes
    N/A

Related material information

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 1157535 (24/8/1894)
    View of stone circle.
  • 1113133 (24/8/1894)
    View of stone circle at Ring of Brodgar.
  • 336545 (24/8/1894)
    View of stone circle including fallen stone.
  • 1331244 ()
    Photographic copy of drawing ins. 'Fig. 129.- Large Stone Circle at Stennis, Orkney (366 feet in diameter)'
  • 681467 (7/1905)
    General view from the south east.
  • 681466 (7/1905)
    General view from the south west. Original negative captioned 'Stone Circle at Brogar, (Stones of Stennis) Orkney July 1905 / Viewed from South West'.
  • 1327391 ()
    Photographic copy of Plate VII- The ring of Brodgar.
  • 1246683 ()
    Detail of runes.
  • 1246678 ()
    View of Ring of Brodgar stone circle.
  • 1246677 ()
    View of stone circle.
  • 1246674 ()
    View of stone circle and ditch.
  • 1246673 ()
    View of stone circle and ditch.
  • 1246672 ()
    General view from SE.
  • 1246657 ()
    General view from SE.
  • 1246655 ()
    General view from Salt Knowe.
  • 1246653 ()
    General view from Salt Knowe.
  • 1200019 ()
    General view.
  • 1200018 ()
    General view.
  • 1696 (1772)
    Scanned image of photograph of watercolour.'View of a semicircle of stones on the Banks of Stenhouse Lake in the Island of Pomona'. Original in British Library. Ring of Brodgar in distance. Photographic copy of a drawing.
  • 1696 (1772)
    Scanned image of map. "A plan of the circle of Loda in the Parish of Stenhouse in the Island of Pomona with the country adjacent taken from an actual survey by Fred.Herm.Walden". Original in British Library.
  • 1696 (1995)
    View of stones.
  • 1696 (1995)
    Aerial view.
  • 345645 ()
    Plan Inv Fig 374 RCAHMS
  • 345589 ()
    Ring of Brodgar; runes.
  • 345588 ()
    Photograph of stone with runes at the Ring of Brodgar.
  • 345586 ()
    Photograph of the Ring of Brodgar.
  • 345535 ()
    Aerial photograph - cropped.
  • 336547 (7/1965)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the Ring of Brodgar.
  • 336546 (1993)
    View of stones from within circle.
  • 336537 ()
    View of stone circle.
  • 1246448 ()
    General view.
  • 1227983 (1977)
    Oblique aerial view.
  • 1227982 (1977)
    Oblique aerial view.
  • 1227981 (1977)
    Oblique aerial view.
  • 1227980 (1977)
    Oblique aerial view.
  • 1227979 (1977)
    Oblique aerial view.
  • 336999 (1997)
    Oblique aerial view of the Ring of Brodgar, henge and stone circle, taken from the W. Also visible are cairns and the 'Comet Stone'

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 1696 (24/8/1894)
    View of stone circle.
  • 1696 (24/8/1894)
    View of stone circle including fallen stone.
  • 1696 (24/8/1894)
    View of stone circle.
  • 1696 ()
    View of stone circle, captioned 'The Stones of Stennis'.
  • 1696 (4/1979)
    General view of the Ring of Brodgar.
  • 1696 (4/1979)
    General view of the Ring of Brodgar.
  • 1696 (4/1979)
    General view of the Ring of Brodgar.
  • 1696 (4/1979)
    General view of the Ring of Brodgar.
  • 1696 (9/1985)
    General view of the Ring of Brodgar.
  • 1696 (1974)
    General view of the Ring of Brodgar.
  • 1696 ()
    Photographic copy of drawing ins. 'Fig. 129.- Large Stone Circle at Stennis, Orkney (366 feet in diameter)'
  • 1696 (1868)
    Plan of 'Circle at Stennis' with notes and measurements, planned by Dryden & Petrie 1851, copied by Galloway 1868 Photographic copy of a drawing.
  • 1696 (7/1905)
    General view from the south east.
  • 1696 (7/1905)
    General view from the south west. Plate Broken.
  • 1696 (1993)
    View of stones from within circle.
  • 1696 ()
    Photographic copy of Plate VII- The ring of Brodgar.
  • 1696 ()
    General view from Salt Knowe.
  • 1696 (1950)
    View of part of the Ring of Brodgar.
  • 1696 (1950)
    Panoramic view of the Ring of Brodgar.
  • 1696 (1979)
    Photographic copy of plan of henge. Fig 14 'Investigations in Orkney'.
  • 1696 ()
    Aerial view
  • 1696 (1971)
    Ring of Brodgar - general views of the monoliths and ditch.
  • 1696 (1971)
    Ring of Brodgar - general views of the monoliths and ditch.
  • 1696 ()
    Ring of Brodgar, Orkney, henge. Copied from original photograph in possession of Richard Welsby. Digital image only with print made from scanned image.
  • 1696 (1982)
    Ring of Brodgar; runes.
  • 1696 (1982)
    Photograph of stone with runes at the Ring of Brodgar.
  • 1696 (1967)
    Photograph of the Ring of Brodgar.
  • 1696 (1996)
    View from the road.
  • 1696 ()
    View of stone circle.
  • 1696 ()
    General view.
  • 1696 ()
    General view.
  • 1696 (1980)
    broken pieces of stone after storm damage.
  • 1696 (1980)
    storm damaged stone.
  • 1696 (1980)
    storm damaged stone.
  • 1696 (1980)
    wider view of ring after storm damage.
  • 1696 (1980)
    outer ditch of henge after storm damage.
  • 1696 (1980)
    John Hedges up a stone.
  • 1696 (1980)
    John Hedges and damaged stone.
  • 1696 (1980)
    storm damaged stone.
  • 1696 (1980)
    circle after storm damage.
  • 1696 (1980)
    after storm damage.
  • 1696 (1980)
    wider view of circle after storm damage.
  • 1696 (1980)
    damaged stone and John Hedges.
  • 1696 (1980)
    storm damaged stone.
  • 1696 (1980)
    storm damaged stone.
  • 1696 (1980)
    storm damaged stone.
  • 1696 (1980)
    storm damaged stone.
  • 1696 (1980)
    Broken off pieces of stone after storm damage.
  • 1696 ()
    Photographic copy of plan.
  • 1696 ()
    Plan. Photographic copy of a drawing.
  • 1696 (1981)
    General view of stones at sunset.
  • 1696 (1974)
    General view from edge of circle.
  • 1696 (1974)
  • 1696 (1974)
    General view from edge of circle.
  • 1696 ()
    Detail of runes.
  • 1696 ()
    View of stone circle.
  • 1696 ()
    General view from road.
  • 1696 ()
    View of stone circle.
  • 1696 ()
    Salt Knowe in foreground
  • 1696 ()
    View of stone circle and ditch.
  • 1696 ()
    View of stone circle and ditch.
  • 1696 ()
    General view from SE.
  • 1696 ()
    General view from SE.
  • 1696 ()
    General view from Salt Knowe.
  • 1696 (1979)
    View of stone circle.
  • 1696 (1979)
    View of stone circle and ditch.
  • 1696 (1979)
    View of stone circle and ditch.
  • 1696 (1979)
    General view.
  • 1696 (1954)
    View from Ring of Brodgar.
  • 1696 (1954)
    View of stone circle and ditch.
  • 1696 (1954)
    View of stone circle and ditch.
  • 1696 (1954)
    View of stone circle and ditch.
  • 1696 (1976)
    General view of stone circle and ditch.
  • 1696 (1976)
    General view.
  • 1696 (1976)
    General view from within circle.
  • 1696 (1976)
    View of standing stone.
  • 1696 (1976)
    General view of stones from inside circle.
  • 1696 (1976)
    General view.
  • 1696 (1979)
    Section, 1:20 scale. Fig.15 in Renfrew, A C, 1979, 'Investigations in Orkney'.
  • 1696 (2/4/1992)
    Newscutting from 'Orcadian' regarding comments by Orkney Heritage Society on proposed road alterations and visitor parking
  • 1696 (1993)
    View of stones from within circle.
  • 1696 ()
    Photograph of drawing. Watercolour drawing signed John Frederick Miller, 1775, based on his pen and ink sketch of the Stones of Stennis, 1772, known then as the Circle of Loda. Original in British Library.
  • 1696 ()
    Photograph of map. "A plan of the circle of Loda in the Parish of Stenhouse in the Island of Pomona with the country adjacent taken from an actual survey by Fred.Herm.Walden". Original in British Library.
  • 1696 (1986)
  • 1696 (1986)
  • 1696 (1986)
  • 1696 (1986)
  • 1696 (1973)
    Excavation trench through ditch
  • 1696 (1973)
    Excavation trench through ditch
  • 1696 (1973)
    Excavation trench through ditch
  • 1696 (1981)
  • 1696 (1981)
  • 1696 ()
    General view.
  • 1696 ()
    General view of stone circle.
  • 1696 ()
    View of stone circle and ditch.
  • 1696 ()
    View of stone circle from the Loch of Harray.
  • 1696 ()
    General view from within circle.
  • 1696 (7/1965)
    Oblique aerial view.
  • 1696 (7/1965)
    Oblique aerial view.
  • 1696 (7/1965)
    Oblique aerial view.
  • 1696 ()
    Oblique aerial view.
  • 1696 (1951)
    Oblique aerial view
  • 1696 (1951)
    Oblique aerial view
  • 1696 (1951)
    Oblique aerial view
  • 1696 (1951)
    Oblique aerial view
  • 1696 (1951)
    Oblique aerial view
  • 1696 (1951)
    Oblique aerial view
  • 1696 (1997)
    Aerial view of Orkney, Ring of Brodgar, henge and stone circle, taken from the SE. Also visible are cairns and the 'Comet Stone'.
  • 1696 (1997)
    Aerial view of the Ring of Brodgar, henge and stone circle, taken from the SW. Also visible are some of the surrounding cairns.
  • 1696 (1997)
    Aerial view of Orkney, Ring of Brodgar, henge and stone circle, taken from the NW. Also visible are cairns and the 'Comet Stone'.
  • 1696 (1997)
    Aerial view of Orkney, Ring of Brodgar, henge and stone circle, taken from the N. Also visible are cairns and the 'Comet Stone'.
  • 1696 (1997)
    Oblique aerial view of the Ring of Brodgar, henge and stone circle, taken from the W. Also visible are cairns and the 'Comet Stone'
  • 1696 (1977)
    Oblique aerial view.
  • 1696 (1977)
    Oblique aerial view.
  • 1696 (1977)
    Oblique aerial view.
  • 1696 (1977)
    Oblique aerial view.
  • 1696 (1977)
    Oblique aerial view.

  • 1696 (1901)
    PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM No 101 : ROMANNO ALBUM Aqua cloth-covered album embossed in gold 'Kodak Souvenirs' (binding loose), with card pages. Collection of small amateur photographs from vacations, many in England, but others in Strathyre, Romanno (including family members and horses), Orkney and Shetland (including a chapel and standing stones), and Belmanduthy. All pages identified by location, and some photographs specifically identified by person or place. Some photographs missing.

DIGITAL IMAGES

  • 1327928 (1851)
    Plans of Ring of Bridgar with notes and measurements; sections through ditch taken at 7 points around circle. Drawn by H Dryden and G Petrie in 1851. Titled: 'The large circle, Stennis'.
  • 1327896 (1868)
    Elevation and plan in three registers of the stones in Ring of Brodgar with measurements and annotations. Planned by H Dryden and G Petrie in 1851 and copied by W Galloway in 1868. Titled: 'Panorama of the Circle. Stennis. Orkney'.
  • 1327895 (1868)
    Plan of Ring of Brodgar with notes and measurements, planned by H Dryden and G Petrie in 1851, copied by W Galloway in 1868. Titled: ''Circle at Stennis, Orkney'.
  • 1327221 (1868)
    Sections through Ring of Brodgar ditch.
  • 1322798 ()
    The Ring of Brodgar stone circle.
  • 1322795 (6/1875)
    The Ring of Brodgar stone circle.
  • 1105775 (1807)
    Digital copy of illustration showing two Standing Stones, western Stones of Stenness. The two stones are the Watch Stone (on the left) and the Stone of Odin (on the right) . The Ring of Brodgar is in the background. Inscribed: ' Western Circle of the Stones of the Stones of Stennis'
  • 1157804 (15/8/1873)
    Sketch of the Ring of Brodgar, from Sketches of Scottish Antiquities by Waller Hugh Paton (1828-1895)
  • 1157803 (15/8/1873)
    General view from Sketches of Scottish Antiquities by Waller Hugh Paton (1828-1895)
  • 1205213 (6/8/2009)
    General oblique view of the Loch of Stenness with the Ring of Brodgar to the left, taken from the SW.
  • 1205206 (6/8/2009)
    General oblique view centred on the Ring of Brodgar with Stenness beyond, taken from the N.
  • 1205205 (6/8/2009)
    General oblique view centred on the Ring of Brodgar with Stenness beyond, taken from the N.
  • 1205142 (6/8/2009)
    Oblique aerial view across the Loch of Harray with the Ring of Brodgar in the foreground and Hoy beyond, taken from the NE.
  • 1205141 (6/8/2009)
    General oblique aerial view across the Loch of Harray with the Ring of Brodgar in the foreground and Hoy beyond, taken from the NE.
  • 1155942 (5/8/2009)
    General oblique aerial view centred on the excavations of Brodgar settlement with the Ring of Brodgar beyond, taken from the SSW.
  • 1144569 (13/5/2009)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the Ring of Brodgar, taken from the NW.
  • 1144568 (13/5/2009)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the Ring of Brodgar, taken from the SE.
  • 1144567 (13/5/2009)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the Ring of Brodgar, taken from the SW.
  • 1144195 (12/5/2009)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the Ring of Brodgar with the cairns adjacent, taken from the SW.
  • 1144194 (12/5/2009)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the Ring of Brodgar with the cairns adjacent, taken from the SW.
  • 1144193 (12/5/2009)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the Ring of Brodgar with the cairns adjacent, taken from the NW.
  • 1144192 (12/5/2009)
    General oblique aerial view of the parking area and the Ring of Brodgar, taken from the NNW.
  • 1144131 (12/5/2009)
    General oblique aerial view of the Loch of Stenness and the Loch of Harray, taken from the NW.
  • 1143423 (12/3/2009)
    Oblique aerial view with Maes Howe in the foreground looking towards the Loch of Harray with the Ring of Brodgar beyond, taken from the NE.
  • 1143422 (12/3/2009)
    Oblique aerial view with Maes Howe in the foreground looking towards the Loch of Harray with the Ring of Brodgar beyond, taken from the NE.
  • 1143421 (12/3/2009)
    Oblique aerial view with Maes Howe in the foreground looking towards the Loch of Harray with the Ring of Brodgar beyond, taken from the NE.
  • 1143420 (12/3/2009)
    Oblique aerial view with Maes Howe in the foreground looking towards the Loch of Harray with the Ring of Brodgar beyond, taken from the NE.
  • 1143419 (12/3/2009)
    Oblique aerial view with Maes Howe in the foreground looking towards the Loch of Harray with the Ring of Brodgar beyond, taken from the NE.
  • 1143418 (12/3/2009)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the Ring of Brodgar with the Loch of Harray and the Loch of Stenness adjacent, taken from the SE.
  • 1143417 (12/3/2009)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the Ring of Brodgar with the Loch of Harray and the Loch of Stenness adjacent, taken from the SE.
  • 1143416 (12/3/2009)
    General oblique aerial view centred on the Ring of Brodgar with the Loch of Harray and the Loch of Stenness adjacent, taken from the SE.
  • 1143415 (12/3/2009)
    General oblique aerial view looking across the Loch of Stenness towards the Ring of Brodgar with the Loch of Harray beyond, taken from the S.
  • 1143412 (12/3/2009)
    General oblique aerial view centred on the Ring of Bordgar, taken from the NW.
  • 1143411 (12/3/2009)
    General oblique aerial view centred on the Ring of Bordgar, taken from the WNW.
  • 1143410 (12/3/2009)
    General oblique aerial view centred on the Ring of Brodgar with the Loch of Stenness and Hoy beyond, taken from the N.
  • 1143409 (12/3/2009)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the Ring of Brodgar, taken from the ENE.
  • 1143408 (12/3/2009)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the Ring of Brodgar, taken from the ENE.
  • 1143404 (12/3/2009)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the Ring of Brodgar stone circle and henge, taken from the NNE.
  • 1143403 (12/3/2009)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the Ring of Brodgar stone circle and henge, taken from the ENE.
  • 1142611 (13/5/2009)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the remains of the henge and stone circle, taken from the WNW.
  • 1142610 (13/5/2009)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the remains of the henge and stone circle at Ring of Brodgar, taken from the SW.
  • 1364586 (1868)
    General view of circle from S, with barrow labelled 'hollow of tumulus' in foreground, copied by Dryden 1868 from watercolour by him 1851. 'Stenness large circle' ie Ring of Brodgar

MANUSCRIPTS

  • 1696 (1857)
    Unpublished paper on Orkney antiquities.
  • 1696 (16/6/1863)
    Letter from Thomas Willson.
  • 1696 (3/2003)
    Geophysical Survey Report - Orkney World Heritage Site Phase II, Archive Plots (Volume II). Geophysical survey (2003/12) of the sites of Ring of Brodgar, Stones of Stenness and Maes Howe.
  • 1696 (3/2003)
    Geophysical Survey Report - Orkney World Heritage Site Phase II, Main Report (Volume I). Geophysical survey (2003/12) of the sites of Ring of Brodgar, Stones of Stenness and Maes Howe.
  • 1696 (2008)
    Report on excavations at the Ring of Brodgar, Steness, Orkney.
  • 1696 (21/6/2006)
    Report on evaluation of the Dyke of Sean Car Park, Sandwick, Orkney.
  • 1696 ()
    Photocopies of notes by Sir Cyril Fox on archaeological sites and vernacular buildings in Caithness, Highland.
  • 1696 (2002)
    Geophysical Survey Report: Orkney World Heritage Site. Volume II - Archive Plots.
  • 1696 (2002)
    Geophysical Survey Report: Orkney World Heritage Site. Volume I - Main Report.
  • 1696 (1973)
    Site notebook of excavations Renfrew

PRINTS AND DRAWINGS

  • 1696 (1868)
    Plan of Ring of Brodgar with notes and measurements, planned by H Dryden and G Petrie in 1851, copied by W Galloway in 1868. Titled: ''Circle at Stennis, Orkney'.
  • 1696 (1868)
    General view of circle from S, with barrow labelled 'hollow of tumulus' in foreground, copied by Dryden 1868 from watercolour by him 1851. 'Stenness large circle' ie Ring of Brodgar
  • 1696 (1851)
    Plans & sections of Ring of Brodgar with notes and measurements.
  • 1696 (1868)
    Sections through the ditch of henge monument, Ring of Brodgar, taken at 7 points around circle.
  • 1696 (1868)
    Elevation and plan in three registers of the stones in Ring of Brodgar with measurements and annotations. Planned by H Dryden and G Petrie in 1851 and copied by W Galloway in 1868. Titled: 'Panorama of the Circle. Stennis. Orkney'.
  • 1696 ()
    The Ring of Brodgar stone circle.
  • 1696 (6/1875)
    The Ring of Brodgar stone circle.
  • 1696 ()
    Sketch map showing monuments near Bridge of Brodgar.
  • 1696 ()
    Sketch map showing monuments near Bridge of Brodgar.
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    Views PRINTS filed in box
  • 1696 (1929)
    PTS RCAHMS
  • 1696 (1929)
    PTS RCAHMS
  • 1696 (1930)
    PTS RCAHMS
  • 1696 (1930)
    Elevations RCAHMS
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    Plan (D,MacGibbon & T.Ross 1870)
  • 1696 ()
    From a drawing by Capt.W.St.G.Burke 187 RCAHMS 1929 Inv Fig 376
  • 1696 ()
    View of stones and mounds Bodleian Library Ms TOP Orkney 6.1.f5r Filed with plans. PRINT ONLY
  • 1696 (1973)
    Sections of excavations Renfrew
  • 1696 (1929)
    Sketch view Inv Fig 375 RCAHMS
  • 1696 (1973)
    Sections of excavations Renfrew
  • 1696 (1973)
    Sections of excavations Renfrew
  • 1696 (1973)
    Sections of excavations Renfrew
  • 1696 (1973)
    Sections of excavations Renfrew
  • 1696 (1973)
    Sections of excavations Renfrew
  • 1696 (1965)
    Guardianship areas SDD
  • 1696 (1929)
    Plan Inv Fig 374 RCAHMS
  • 1696 ()
    Plan A.C. Renfrew
  • 1696 ()
    Photographic copy of drawing showing sections of ditch.
  • 1696 ()
    Plan
  • 1696 ()
    Excavation plan
  • 1696 ()
    Copy of survey by A & A.S. Thom
  • 1696 ()
    Copy of survey by A & A.S. Thom
  • 1696 ()
    Copy of survey by A & A.S. Thom
  • 1696 ()
    Copy of survey by A & A.S. Thom
  • 1696 ()
    Copy of survey by A & A.S. Thom
  • 1696 ()
    Copy of survey by A & A.S. Thom
  • 1696 (1772)
    Photograph of watercolour.'View of a semicircle of stones on the Banks of Stenhouse Lake in the Island of Pomona'. Original in British Library. Ring of Brodgar in distance. Photographic copy of a drawing.

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  • 1696 (1693)
    Drawing of Ring of Brodgar and an unidentified Standing Stone. Dwaffie Stane
  • 1696 (1693)
    Drawing of Ring of Brodgar and an unidentified Standing Stone
  • 1696 (1901)
    Page 6V/3. General view. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM NO 101 : ROMANNO ALBUM
  • 1696 (15/8/1873)
    General view from Sketches of Scottish Antiquities by Waller Hugh Paton (1828-1895)
  • 1696 (15/8/1873)
    General view from Sketches of Scottish Antiquities by Waller Hugh Paton (1828-1895)

NEWSCUTTINGS

  • 1696 (20/8/1932)
    Article about Orkney sites.
  • 1696 ()
    Norse period in Orkney.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Orkney, Sheet C1880

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Orkney, Sheet 100.161880