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|Description ||A linear earthwork looking towards Brodgar on Orkney at HY289137.
For some reason CANMORE does not give this name, instead listing it as Wasbister earthwork associated with the Stenness-Sandwick boundary. This lies in the same boggy field as other minor Wasbister/Bookan sites, beginning right in the LH corner. Because it does not follow the parish boundary, or at least only very roughly, it must predate this. Certainly from the geophysics results it has been interpreted as demarcing the nortern limit of the Ness of Brodgar sacred sites. However at the same time it has also been speculated that Bookan chambered tomb on the hill above performs this same function ! Sighting along the boulder 'wall' you can see a standing stone. To get to the dyke you'd need something better than waterproof shoes as the dyke this end is between a stream and a barbed-wire fence. At least I hope I have identified the dyke correctly as the map doesn't quite match all the present field divisions.|
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