MHG1323 - Site of Cairn or Broch, E End Sinclair St, Halkirk


This was once the site of a cairn or broch. It was removed in the mid C19.

Type and Period (2)

  • CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
  • (Alternate Type) BROCH (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

GR corected to above - HAW 8/2004

No change. Visited by OS (J B) 23 December 1981.

Pict's House (NR) (Site of) OS 6" map, Caithness, 1st ed., (1877)

There is neither stone nor hillock at site of this Pictish house, which stood at E end of Sinclair Street. It was destroyed a number of years ago by a tenant of the croft on which it was situated. Nothing worthy of notice was found in its ruins.
Name Book 1872.

ND15 13 HALKIRK ('Pict’s house')
ND/1347 5951
Site of possible broch or cairn which stood at the east end of Sinclair Street in Halkirk. There is nothing to be seen now, the mound having been destroyed some years ago by the tenant of the croft on which it stood. It could have been a cairn as easily as a broch.
Sources: 1. NMRS site no. ND 15 NW 10: 2. Swanson (ms) 1985, 645. <1>

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Grid reference Centred ND 1348 5952 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND15NW
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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