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Castle Of Haimer

Barn (Period Unassigned), Building (Period Unassigned), Castle (Medieval)

Site Name Castle Of Haimer

Classification Barn (Period Unassigned), Building (Period Unassigned), Castle (Medieval)

Canmore ID 8503

Site Number ND16NW 8

NGR ND 1423 6713

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND16NW 8 1423 6713.

(ND 1423 6713) Castle of Haimer (NR) (site of)

OS 6" map, (1971)

Castle of Haimer or Castle of Haimer (site of): There are some small portions visible and the farmer is still turning up part of its ruins. There is a stone taken out of the ruins, and now built into the farmhouse, on which is the date 1726.

Name Book, 1872

There is no trace of a castle at the site.

Visited by OS (E G C) 18 April 1962

No change to the previous field report. The stone dated 1726 was not located in the now semi-ruinous farmhouse.

Visited by OS (J M) 1 October 1981

Haimer Castle. A platform 10m in diameter and 1m high, with a circular, grass-covered stone structure with stone slabs in the centre. Eight courses of walling are visible on the NNW side, and the WSW side is cut into by a building.

R J Mercer 1981

Castle, of Haimer. No trace of the castle, the site of which now lies within the kailyard of a longhouse. The longhouse has been adapted to serve as a modern barn. Orientation NW-SE. Visited 1986.

R J Mercer, NMRS MS/828/19, 1995.


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