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Murkle Bay

Human Remains(S) (Period Unassigned), Horseshoe (Brass), Spearhead(S) (Iron)

Site Name Murkle Bay

Classification Human Remains(S) (Period Unassigned), Horseshoe (Brass), Spearhead(S) (Iron)

Canmore ID 8398

Site Number ND16NE 25

NGR ND 1664 6955

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND16NE 25 1664 6955.

(ND 1664 6955) Burials and Iron Spearheads found AD 1840 (NAT)

OS 6" map, (1970)

Human bones, iron spearheads and a brass horse-shoe were found here.

The bones and spearheads were found in 1840 when the sand slipped away, and the horse-shoe was found by Mr Murray some years afterwards. Cartloads of human bones can be found along the sandbank at this place. Name Book 1873.

No indication or information regarding these finds were found in the locality.

Visited by OS (J B) 7 December 1981.


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