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Broch (Iron Age)(Possible), Carved Stone (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Sibster

Classification Broch (Iron Age)(Possible), Carved Stone (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Hoy Station

Canmore ID 8548

Site Number ND16SW 7

NGR ND 1499 6011

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND16SW 7 1499 6011.

(ND 1499 6011) Brough (NR) (Site of)

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

(ND 1499 6011) Broch (NR) (site of)

OS 6" map, (1970)

During the removal of this broch in 1841, a sculptured stone was found. The stone was removed by a gentleman residing at Thurso Castle.

Name Book 1872.


Field Visit (1872)

Ordnance Survey Name Book 1872.

Field Visit (12 November 1965)

The only indication of the former existence of a broch at the published site, now under pasture, is a scatter of small stones on the ground surface and a slight rise in the level of the ground.

Visited by OS (N K B) 12 November 1965.

Field Visit (6 October 1981)

No change to the previous field report.

Visited by OS (N K B) 6 October 1981.

Publication Account (2007)

ND16 6 HOY STATION ('Sibster') ND/1499 6011

Site of possible broch in Halkirk, Caithness, which was removed in 1841; a sculptured stone was found at the time. There is nothing to be seen now.

Source: 1. NMRS site no. ND 16 SW 7: 2. RCAHMS 1911b, 47, no. 179: 3. Swanson (ms) 1985, 645.

E W MacKie 2007


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