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Point Of Buckquoy

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    N/A
  • Canmore ID
    1813
  • Site type
    BUILDING (POSSIBLE), MIDDEN
  • Parish
    BIRSAY AND HARRAY
  • Council
    ORKNEY
  • NGR
    HY 2429 2840
  • Latitude, longitude
    59.135638N, 3.324756W
  • Archeological notes
    HY22NW 12.02 2429 2840 Formerly HY22NW 24 HY 2428 2840. Large slabs and an associated midden lying on glacial scree to the W of the building recorded above. HY 2429 2840. Two walls of a building, together with rubble collapse within are clearly visible and probably represent a building located by F T Wainwright. C D Morris (VESARP) 1979 A small patch of midden overlying a horizontal grouping of flat stones sits on a grey clay soil which overlies the natural clay. The midden includes shell (mainly limpet), bone and small stone chips. The grey sandy deposit which seals the midden contains two slabs. C D Morris 1989; C Morris and N Pearson 1980.
  • Architectural notes
    N/A

Related material information

MANUSCRIPTS

  • 1813 (1995)
    Box of 10 floppy discs: Birsay Bay Project Monograph Vol 1. Containing: Main texts for publication - discs 1 & 2 (backup) and 3 (working & backup) Survey files 1 backup disc Point of Buckquoy Archive Reports 1 backup disc Sites 1-5 Stratigraphy & Structures 1 backup disc Sites 1-5 Finds Catalogues & Discussions 1 backup disc Text & Tables: Molluscs text & 2 tables; bych2.txt (molluscs); rd/wrtacorn (Huntley version) 1 disc duplicate Biological Reports: Skel.wds 1 backup disc
  • 1813 ()
    Notes on recording techniques, sampling and finds.
  • 1813 ()
    Photographic archive lists 1976-80 annotated by NMRS and the original Polaroids from the Peerie Brough excavation 1980.
  • 1813 (1997)
    Archive information on Brough Road compiled from accesions lists by NMRS.
  • 1813 ()
    Point of Buckquoy Survey. Rough notes.
  • 1813 ()
    Point of Buckquoy Survey, 1980 and 1982. Site Notebook.
  • 1813 (1982)
    Birsay 'small sites', Orkney: survey and excavations 1976-80: the Point of Buckquoy: survey by N Emery (general editor C D Morris) (Original TS also held)
  • 1813 (1979)
    Photocopy of Morris, C D 1979 'Birsay, Orkney: 'small sites' excavation and survey', Universities of Durham and Newcastle upon Tyne Archaeological Reports for 1978, 2 (1979), 11-19
  • 1813 (1985)
    Birsay 'small sites', Orkney: topography of the Birsay Bay area, by N Emery
  • 1813 (1985)
    Birsay 'small sites', Orkney: Birsay Bay survey by F and G Bettess
  • 1813 (1985)
    Birsay 'small sites', Orkney: geological summary of Birsay Bay,
  • 1813 (1983)
    Trial Trench A: Site Data

PRINTS AND DRAWINGS

  • 1813 (1978)
    Birsay 1978: map of Point of Buckquoy, Brough Road and Birsay showing areas excavated and survey points.
  • 1813 (1979)
    Brough Road 'erosion'. Possibly area 6?
  • 1813 ()
    Location map of sites along the Brough Road from the Point of Buckquoy. Morris, Illus.20
  • 1813 ()
    Location map of sites at the Point of Buckquoy.

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 1813 (1978)
    Stones/building shown eroding out of cliffside.
  • 1813 (1978)
    Stones/building shown eroding out of cliffside. Duplicate available.
  • 1813 (1978)
    Stones/building shown eroding out of cliffside.
  • 1813 (1978)
    Stones/building shown eroding out of cliffside.
  • 1813 (1978)
    Stones/building shown eroding out of cliffside.
  • 1813 ()
    Stones/building shown eroding out of cliffside.
  • 1813 ()
    Birsay 1978. Location map of investigations. Negative only. 2 negs.
  • 1813 (1980)
    Wainwright's site (Area 6, 1980). Building eroding out of cliffside.
  • 1813 (1980)
    Wainwright's site (Area 6, 1980). Building eroding out of cliffside.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Orkney, Sheet LXXXVIII1879-80

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Orkney, Sheet 088.061880