A very unusual two-storey Neolithic chambered mound with two burial chambers, one on top of the other. This type of tomb has been found in only one other location in the Orkneys. There is a smaller, third chamber, outside the lower chamber. Taversoe Tuick was built about 5000 years ago, and only rediscovered in 1898 twhen the laird was having a summer seat built for his wife.
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A redundant church set beside a striking Victorian railway viaduct, St Thomas Becket is a 14th century building beside the River Chew. Its location is what led to the church falling out of regular use, as in 1968 it was badly damaged when the river flooded. The same floods weakened the railway viaducts, which were declared unsafe, so both the viaduct and the church fell into disuse at the same time. ... more