MHG1402 - Road, Bishops Walk


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Type and Period (1)

  • ROAD (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Bishop's Walk (NR) (Remains of)
OS 6" map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1907)

Bishop's Walk: A terrace-walk, formerly a favourite resort of the Bishop.
Name Book 1872.

An old roadway or terrace walk, cut in face of the bank between the ruins of the Bishop's Castle (ND16NW 3) and burn at Scrabster House (ND06NE 5). It is almost entirely destroyed and only about 100 yds of it remains.
RCAHMS 1911; D Beaton 1909; J B Craven 1886.

All that now remains of Bishop's Walk is a grass-covered terrace running along face of the steep escarpment, the Braes of Scrabster, about halfway down from the top. The terrace width varies from 4m to 3m and it extends from ND 1023 6942 to ND 1037 6930. No traces of the Walk were seen to N or S of the stretch, due to erosion.
Revised at 1:2500. Visited by OS (W D J) 16 April 1962.

(ND 1030 6936) Bishop's Walk (NR) OS 1:1250 map, (1965)

No change. Visited by OS (J M) 24 September 1981.

Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 11, 61-2, 87 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3341.

Craven, J B (ed.), 1886, Journals of the episcopal visitations of the Right Rev. Robert Forbes M A of the dioceses of Ross and Caithness and of the dioceses of Ross and Argyll, 1762 and 1770, with a history of the episcopal church in the diocese of Ross, chiefly during the 18th c, 197-8 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2077.

Beaton, D, 1909, Ecclesiastical history of Caithness and annals of Caithness parishes, 41 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG1965.

RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Third report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Caithness, 125, No. 449 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Grid reference Centred ND 1030 6936 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND16NW
Civil Parish THURSO
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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