Castle Bloody

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Castle Bloody souterrain - rock construction is not part of the souterrain.

Castle Bloody is a prehistoric feature on the island of Shapinsay, Orkney, Scotland. Hogan observes that while the feature is marked as a chambered mound[1] on the UK Ordnance Survey map, the structure is more properly and specifically classified as a souterrain or earth house.[2] Slightly to the north is located the ruined historic Linton Chapel.

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  1. ^ United Kingdom Ordnance Survey Map Landranger Map, Orkney Mainland, 1:50,000 scale, 2002
  2. ^ C.M. Hogan, Castle Bloody, The Megalithic Portal, ed. A. Burnham, Nov 6, 2007

Coordinates: 59°01′57″N 2°48′37″W / 59.0324°N 2.8102°W / 59.0324; -2.8102