MHG1412 - Mass Graves W of Scrabster Castle

Summary

Site of mass grave supposedly containing the remains of those who died in clan skirmishes.

Type and Period (1)

  • BURIAL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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

Burials found 1844 (NAT)
OS 6" map, (1971)

No further info was found regarding these burials during field investigation. Visited by OS (W D J) 17 April 1962.

While making a new road between Scrabster and Thurso along the coast in 1844, workmen came upon a trench about 100 yds in length which was full of human remains; and several graves were found in immediate neighbourhood. The human remains found here are supposed to be those of the slain in some of the skirmishes which took place between clans in this neighbourhood.
Name Book 1872.


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

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ND 1048 6917 (6m by 6m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND16NW
Civil Parish THURSO
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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