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P000528

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P number: P000528
Old photograph number: C03262
Caption: Stenness. Orkney Isles. The henge and stone circle of the Standing Stones of Stenness form part of a great ceremonial complex in the heart of Orkney.
Description: Stenness. Orkney Isles. The henge and stone circle of the Standing Stones of Stenness form part of a great ceremonial complex in the heart of Orkney. Four thin, unshaped flagstones now survive, the tallest over 5 m. high; it is thought that there were originally twelve stones set in a circle about 30 m. in diameter, surrounded by a ditch and bank, with an entrance causeway to the north. The Standing Stones of Stenness is one of the two most northerly circle-henges in the British Isles, the other being the Ring of Brodgar. These two monuments together with their associated stones and burial mounds form part of a very important prehistoric ceremonial complex.
Date taken: 01/06/1930
Photographer: Strachan, W.E.J.
Copyright statement: Crown
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 330500
Y latitude/northing: 1012500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 179.35 KB; 1000 x 711 pixels; 85 x 60 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 188 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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