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OS1/23/7/68

List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
STANDING STONE [Switha, of Point of Pool] Standing Stone Andrew Gold Esq Grainbank
John Ross farmer Bow
James Barnet Pan
123 A stone about 3 feet high supposed to be an antiquity but no information can be obtained concerning it situated on the island of Switha 1/8 of a mile east of Point of Pool and about the same distance north west of "The Kiln".
SWITHA Switha
Switha
Switha
Switha
Switha
Switha
Switha
Switha
Andrew Gold Esq Grainbank
John Ross farmer Bow
James Barnet Pan
Johnston's Map of Orkney
Handbook to the Orkneys
Admiralty Chart
North Sea Pilot
Parrys Orkney Islands
123 An uninhabited pastoral island in the Pentland Firth bounded on the west by Cantic Sound on the north by Switha Sound and on the south and east by the Pentland firth. It lies from a south west to a north easterly direction is about 3/4 of a mile in length and about 3/8 of a mile wide. Situated in the parish of Walls & Flotta about one mile north east of Cantic head and about 1 1/4 mile south of the Church of Flotta on the north east side of the island is a large circular cairn of stones which looks very much like the "Green Hills" [underlined] in the "South Walls" [underlined] district. No information can be obtained regarding it.

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