MHG11674 - Quarry; Dornoch Links
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Type and Period (1)
- QUARRY (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
NH88NW 2 8062 8958 to 8020 8935.
The sandstone of which 13th century Dornoch Cathedral was built, is said to have come from a quarry still pointed out on the Links of Dornoch.
W D Simpson 1924. <1>
The probable quarry is at NH 8062 8958 but it could well be the other at NH 8020 8935. Not verified.
Visited by OS (A A) 31 March 1971.
Remains of a large quarry situated in the Dornoch links, identified at NH 80611 889579 (centred). Site is heavily overgrown with gorse and other vegetation. To the NE of the quarry some bare rock is still visible. <2>
- <1> Text/Publication/Article: Simpson, W D. 1924. 'Dornoch Cathedral: the High Church of Caithness', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 58 1923-4, p.227-38. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 227-38. 238.
- <2> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Sneddon, D, Gheorghiou, D, Hansom, J and Shearer, I. 03/2010. East Sutherland Coastal Zone Assessment survey: Data Structure Report. Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division (GUARD). 12/9/10. Digital. Site 78.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 8037 8944 (559m by 338m) (Buffered by site type)|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/15305 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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