MHG1352 - Battle Site, Skida Mire


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  • BATTLE SITE (CULTURE 800; CULTURE NORSE; , Norse - 800 AD to 1300 AD)

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Grid Reference ND 1782 5424 corrected to ND 17708 54373

ND15SE 12 1782 5424.

(ND 1782 5424) Supposed Site of Battle (NR)
OS 6" map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1907)

Torfaeus (1866) says this is the site of the Battle of Skida Mire, between Liotus Earl of Orkney and his brother, Sculius, for the Earldom of Caithness, during the reign of Malcolm I (943-54).
NSA (1845) says the battle took place at Kilmster in Bower parish.
T Torfaeus 1866; NSA 1845; Name Book 1871; RCAHMS 1911.

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Grid reference Centred ND 1770 5437 (50m by 50m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND15SE
Civil Parish WATTEN
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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