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Dornoch, High Street, Mercat Cross

Market Cross (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Dornoch, High Street, Mercat Cross

Classification Market Cross (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Market Cross Of Dornoch

Canmore ID 14636

Site Number NH78NE 4

NGR NH 79754 89705

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Dornoch
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes

NH78NE 4 79754 89705

(NH 7975 8970) The market cross of Dornoch, whose character suggests that it dates from the time of Dornoch's erection into a Royal Burgh in 1628, stands on the site of its predecessor (mentioned in 1515) north of the Cathedral yard, though RCAHMS (1911) say it stands west of the Cathedral.

The head of the cross is missing. The shaft is of the common type, square at top and bottom, with chamfered corners, resting on a massive squared base, chamfered on the upper edges and placed on a square stone platform.

(An unnamed dot-symbol on OS 25" map, (1900) at NH 7975 8970 is the cross.)

Orig Paroch Scot 1855; J W Small 1900; RCAHMS 1911; C D Bentinck 1926.

A market cross as described and illustrated.

Visited by OS (A A), 31 March 1971.


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