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Dornoch, Little Town, Witch Stone

Stone (Period Unassigned), Witch Association (18th Century)

Site Name Dornoch, Little Town, Witch Stone

Classification Stone (Period Unassigned), Witch Association (18th Century)

Canmore ID 15304

Site Number NH88NW 1

NGR NH 8005 8928

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NH88NW 1 8005 8928

(NH 8005 8928) (Witch burned A.D. 1722) (NAT)

OS 6" map, Sutherland, 2nd ed., (1907)

Last witch burned in Scotland AD 1722 (NAT)

OS 6" map, (1960)

Witch burned AD. 1722 - "This stone which marks the spot where this event took place, stands in a garden in front of the east most house of "Little Town". The date of the occurence is marked on the stone - "1722". This is the last instance of these executions occurring in the north of Scotland.

OS Name Book 1873.

As described.

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


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