Grand Tour Of Scotland: Exploring Orkney #376

Day 7: 17 August 2019 ~ Rennibister Earth House

Views around the Rennibister Earth House, Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland
  • Location: Rennibister Earth House, Orkney, Scotland
  • Date Taken: 2019-08-17
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-200 mm F/3-5.6 IS
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • Image Quality: JPEG
  • F-Stop: f/5.6
  • Exposure Time: 1/1000 sec
  • ISO Speed: ISO-500
  • Focal Length: 170 mm
  • Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
  • Handheld

“Rennibister Earth House is located on the Mainland of Orkney, in Scotland. It is located by the southeastern shore of the Bay o’ Firth, in a farm yard and is accessed by a hatch in the roof of the earth house and by a ladder. Its location is more picturesque than that of its counterpart, Grain Earth House.

The souterrain was discovered when a threshing machine caused the roof to collapse on 12 November 1926 and seems to date from c. 1000 BC. Access was originally by a passage that was low, with a small drop into the chamber. The chamber itself has 4 pillars supporting the roof, and 5 alcoves in the walls. Unusually, the chamber had the remains of 6 adults and 12 children.

The site is currently in the care of Historic Environment Scotland as a scheduled monument.”

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