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Dalnawillan Graveyard

Broch (Iron Age)(Possible), Burial Ground (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Dalnawillan Graveyard

Classification Broch (Iron Age)(Possible), Burial Ground (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Dalnawillan Burial-ground

Canmore ID 7615

Site Number ND04SW 1

NGR ND 0302 4094

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Halkirk
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness

Archaeology Notes

ND04SW 1 0302 4094

(ND 0302 4094) Grave Yard (NAT)

OS 6" map, (1962).

See also NC94SE 1.

The burial ground at Dalnawillan is believed to be on the top of a broch.

J Anderson 1873.

On the summit of a small eminence, which looks as if it had been fortified, there is a burial place, at Dalnawillan, associated with St Ciaran (for which association, see NC94SE 1).

A MacKay 1914.

There is no evidence that the graveyard ocupies the site of a broch, nor is there any local information to this effect.

Visited by OS (J L D) 20 April 1961.

No change to the previous field report.

Visited by OS (J M) 24 February 1982.


Publication Account (2007)

ND04 1 DALNAWILLAN ('Dalnawillan Graveyard')

ND/0302 4094

Possible broch in Halkirk, Caith-ness, reputed to be underneath the burial ground [2]; there is nothing to be seen on the ground to support this idea.

Sources: 1. NMRS site no. ND 04 SW 1: 2. Anderson 1873, 186: 3. Mackay 1914, 33.

E W MacKie 2007


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