<< Our Photo Pages >> Eastside - Standing Stone (Menhir) in Scotland in Orkney

Submitted by howar on Saturday, 28 May 2016  Page Views: 8558

Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Eastside Alternative Name: Sorquoy, Papley
Country: Scotland County: Orkney Type: Standing Stone (Menhir)

Map Ref: ND469914  Landranger Map Number: 7
Latitude: 58.806835N  Longitude: 2.920819W
Condition:
5Perfect
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
4 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
4 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
3 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data
4

Internal Links:
External Links:

I have visited· I would like to visit

Estrela would like to visit

bishop_pam visited on 29th Apr 2018 - their rating: Cond: 5 Amb: 4 Access: 4

rrmoser visited Path is short but treacherous.

Eastside
Eastside submitted by howar : Now the stone is unencumbered by the fences, but be careful of your footing on the way to it. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Standing Stone in Orkney. Meet grandad. 4.4m high, 0.8m wide, 0.45-0.55m thick, with some packing at the bottom.

Lest you think size is important I should point out that the shore below here is like an open-cast mine for standing stones - why quarry when you can simply lift them from the ground, it's comprehensively littered with stones of all sizes above the storm beach.

Access: Coming out of St. Margarets Hope take the Eastside road down all the way the crossroads and pass over to the Wheems Hostel road. The fence beyond Sorquoy carries on either side of the road, the stone is incorporated into the barb-wire fence of the field on your left.

RCAHMS NMRS record no. ND49SE 3, Sorquoy also known as Papley. Canmore ID 9605
You may be viewing yesterday's version of this page. To see the most up to date information please register for a free account.


Eastside
Eastside submitted by SHUGS : View from the South West, access to the stone is along an almost dried out burn/drainage ditch fenced at either side. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Eastside
Eastside submitted by DJMace : Sorquoy Standing Stone: Sth Ronaldsay, Orkney. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Eastside
Eastside submitted by howar : Here the sea profiles the standing stone. Colour turned naff somehow (Vote or comment on this photo)

Eastside
Eastside submitted by howar : Standing stone view 3 (Vote or comment on this photo)

Eastside
Eastside submitted by howar : Standing stone view 1

Eastside
Eastside submitted by SHUGS : View from the North East

Eastside
Eastside submitted by howar : Peg on top of standing stone

Eastside
Eastside submitted by howar : Standing stone view 2 (2 comments)

Do not use the above information on other web sites or publications without permission of the contributor.
Click here to see more info for this site

Nearby sites

Click here to view sites on an interactive OS map

Key: Red: member's photo, Blue: 3rd party photo, Yellow: other image, Green: no photo - please go there and take one, Grey: site destroyed

Download sites to:
KML (Google Earth)
GPX (GPS waypoints)
CSV (Garmin/Navman)
CSV (Excel)

To unlock full downloads you need to sign up as a Contributory Member. Otherwise downloads are limited to 50 sites.


Turn off the page maps and other distractions

Nearby sites listing. In the following links * = Image available
 509m SSE 168° Kirkhouse* Round Cairn (ND470909)
 531m ESE 115° Kirk Ness* Round Cairn (ND47389117)
 537m ESE 111° Kirk Ness Dyke* Ancient Village or Settlement (ND474912)
 2.4km S 189° Stews* Standing Stone (Menhir) (ND465890)
 3.5km WNW 288° Oyce of Quindry* Standing Stone (Menhir) (ND436925)
 3.8km WSW 241° Clouduhall Stone* Standing Stone (Menhir) (ND43538957)
 3.9km WSW 241° Clouduhall Cairn* Round Cairn (ND43498958)
 4.2km WNW 300° The Wart* Chambered Cairn (ND433935)
 4.2km NNE 21° Kyelittle* Broch or Nuraghe (ND485953)
 4.3km SSW 194° The Cairns Windwick Bay* Broch or Nuraghe (ND4578987256)
 4.3km SW 234° Weems Castle Broch or Nuraghe (ND434889)
 5.1km WNW 300° Howe of Hoxa* Broch or Nuraghe (ND425940)
 5.2km WNW 300° Little Howe of Hoxa* Ancient Village or Settlement (ND4243694026)
 5.2km WNW 300° Little Howe of Hoxa* Ancient Village or Settlement (ND42439403)
 5.4km WSW 258° Harra Brough* Broch or Nuraghe (ND41579038)
 5.5km NNE 24° St Lawrence's Church* Broch or Nuraghe (ND4917896425)
 6.9km S 178° Isbister: Tomb Of The Eagles* Chambered Cairn (ND47048449)
 7.1km S 179° Duni Geo* Long Barrow (ND46958425)
 7.2km S 182° Liddel 2 Burnt Mound Ancient Village or Settlement (ND46498416)
 7.3km S 183° Isbister: Bronze Age House* Ancient Village or Settlement (ND46468411)
 7.6km S 184° Tomb of the Eagles Museum Museum (ND4619783807)
 7.7km NNE 14° Northfield Broch* Broch or Nuraghe (ND489988)
 7.7km SSW 201° Ladykirk Stone* Rock Art (ND44008428)
 8.1km S 187° Banks Chambered Tomb* Chambered Cairn (ND45808339)
 9.1km NE 35° Rose Ness* Chambered Cairn (ND5228698813)
View more nearby sites and additional images

<< Ghilotta Nuraghe

Mithraeum Bonn >>

Please add your thoughts on this site

Lines on the Landscape, Circles from the Sky: Monuments of Neolithic Orkney

Lines on the Landscape, Circles from the Sky: Monuments of Neolithic Orkney

Sponsors

Auto-Translation (Google)

Translate from English into:

"Eastside" | Login/Create an Account | 7 News and Comments
  
Go back to top of page    Comments are owned by the poster. We aren't responsible for their content.
Re: Eastside by Andy B on Wednesday, 20 March 2024
(User Info | Send a Message)
Other page deleted and photo moved, thanks TheCaptain and DJMace for the lovely photos including this one.
[ Reply to This ]

Re: Eastside by Estrela on Tuesday, 07 June 2016
(User Info | Send a Message)
I'd be interested in communicating with others here who live in Orkney. We now do so, but are a long way from visiting or even discovering many of the sites here.
[ Reply to This ]

Re: Eastside by Energyman on Sunday, 29 May 2016
(User Info | Send a Message)
Surely the flattened side is pointing at the notch on the horizon on the island?
[ Reply to This ]

Re: Eastside by howar on Friday, 27 May 2016
(User Info | Send a Message)
My images of the Sorquoy/Papley Standing Stone used to be on the portal [photos renamed from Sorquoy to Eastside now], I shall put better ones on.
[ Reply to This ]

Re: Eastside by davidmorgan on Tuesday, 11 November 2014
(User Info | Send a Message)
Street View
View Larger Map
[ Reply to This ]

Re: Eastside by howar on Tuesday, 18 May 2010
(User Info | Send a Message)
believing it to be possibly commemorative Low dug here, but found nothing
[ Reply to This ]

Re: Eastside by howar on Tuesday, 24 August 2004
(User Info | Send a Message)
RCAHMS NMRS record no. ND49SE 3, Sorquoy also known as Papley. Coming out of St. Margarets Hope take the Eastside road down all the way the crossroads and pass over to the Wheems Hostel road. The fence beyond Sorquoy carries on either side of the road, the stone is incorporated into the barb-wire fence of the field on your left. Meet grandad. 4.4m high, 0.8m wide, 0.45-0.55m thick, with some packing at the bottom.
Lest you think size is important I should point out that the shore below here is like an open-cast mine for standing stones - why quarry when you can simply lift them from the ground, it's comprehensively littered with stones of all sizes above the storm beach.
[ Reply to This ]

Your Name: Anonymous [ Register Now ]
Subject:


Add your comment or contribution to this page. Spam or offensive posts are deleted immediately, don't even bother

<<< What is five plus one as a number? (Please type the answer to this question in the little box on the left)
You can also embed videos and other things. For Youtube please copy and paste the 'embed code'.
For Google Street View please include Street View in the text.
Create a web link like this: <a href="https://www.megalithic.co.uk">This is a link</a>  

Allowed HTML is:
<p> <b> <i> <a> <img> <em> <br> <strong> <blockquote> <tt> <li> <ol> <ul> <object> <param> <embed> <iframe>

We would like to know more about this location. Please feel free to add a brief description and any relevant information in your own language.
Wir möchten mehr über diese Stätte erfahren. Bitte zögern Sie nicht, eine kurze Beschreibung und relevante Informationen in Deutsch hinzuzufügen.
Nous aimerions en savoir encore un peu sur les lieux. S'il vous plaît n'hesitez pas à ajouter une courte description et tous les renseignements pertinents dans votre propre langue.
Quisieramos informarnos un poco más de las lugares. No dude en añadir una breve descripción y otros datos relevantes en su propio idioma.