MHG11675 - Witch Stone; Little Town, Dornoch

Summary

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Type and Period (2)

  • CARVED STONE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Alternate Type) CARVED STONE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH88NW 1 8005 8928.

(NH 8005 8928) (Witch burned A.D. 1722) (NAT)
OS 6" map, Sutherland, 2nd ed., (1907)

Last witch burned in Scotland AD 1722 (NAT)
OS 6" map, (1960)

Witch burned AD. 1722 - "This stone which marks the spot where this event took place, stands in a garden in front of the east most house of "Little Town". The date of the occurence is marked on the stone - "1722". This is the last instance of these executions occurring in the north of Scotland.
Name Book 1873.

As described. Visited by OS (A A) 31 March 1971.


Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 9, 17 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3399.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 8005 8927 (6m by 6m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH88NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DORNOCH

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