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Halkirk, Bishop's Palace

House (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Halkirk, Bishop's Palace

Classification House (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 8308

Site Number ND15NW 18

NGR ND 1387 5990

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND15NW 18 1387 5990.

(ND 1387 5990) Bishop's Palace (NR) (Site of)

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

The site of the residence of Bishop Adam, one of the ancient bishops of Caithness, who was burned in a small house adjacent by a mob who were enraged because of some additional taxes that the bishop was imposing on them. This took place on the 13th September 1222.

Name Book 1872.

No confirmation of this site was obtained locally. Nothing is visible on the ground.

Visited by OS (J B) 22 February 1982.

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