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P000535

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P number: P000535
Old photograph number: C03324
Caption: Dwarfie Stane, Hoy. Orkney Isles.
Description: Dwarfie Stane, Hoy. Orkney Isles. The Dwarfie Stane is the only chambered tomb known on Hoy, and it is the only rock-cut tomb known in the whole of Scotland. A small chamber was hollowed out of an isolated block of Old Red Sandstone, with two side-cells entered over the projecting sills. The entrance was sealed with a block of stone. The original blocking stone still lies outside the entrance, and is recorded as having been seen in position in the 16th century, but nothing is known about the contents of the tomb.
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: 324500
Y latitude/northing: 1000500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 255.80 KB; 1000 x 730 pixels; 85 x 62 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 193 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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