stalled cairn

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Type of middle Neolithic chambered tomb found only on Orkney in the far north of Scotland. Some seventeen or eighteen examples are known, all part of Audrey Henshall's family of Orkney– Cromarty–Hebridean passage graves. Each tomb has an elongated mound with a central stone‐slab‐built chamber subdivided into compartments with projecting side slabs. The largest is the Knowe of Ramsey, where the chamber is 27 m long with fourteen compartments and an original roof height of over 3 m.

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