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Halkirk

Broch (Iron Age)(Possible), Cairn (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Halkirk

Classification Broch (Iron Age)(Possible), Cairn (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Canmore ID 8300

Site Number ND15NW 10

NGR ND 1347 5951

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

ND15NW 10 1347 5951.

(ND 1347 5951) Pict's House (NR) (Site of)

OS 6" map, Caithness, 1st ed., (1877)

There is neither stone nor hillock at the site of this Pictish house, which stood at the E end of Sinclair Street. It was destroyed a number of years ago by a tenant of the croft on which it was situated. Nothing worthy of notice was found in its ruins.

Name Book 1872.

No change to the previous information.

Visited by OS (J B) 23 December 1981.

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Publication Account (2007)

ND15 13 HALKIRK ('Pict’s house')

ND/1347 5951

Site of possible broch or cairn which stood at the east end of Sinclair Street in Halkirk. There is nothing to be seen now, the mound having been destroyed some years ago by the tenant of the croft on which it stood. It could have been a cairn as easily as a broch.

Sources: 1. NMRS site no. ND 15 NW 10: 2. Swanson (ms) 1985, 645.

E W MacKie 2007

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