MHG1770 - Site of Broch, Sibster


Site of iron age broch. A sculptured stone was discovered during its removal.

Type and Period (1)

  • BROCH (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

No change to the previous field report. Visited by OS (N K B) 6 October 1981.

Broch (NR) (site of) OS 6" map, (1970)

The only indication of former existence of a broch at published site, now under pasture, is a scatter of small stones on ground surface and a slight rise in the level of the ground.
Visited by OS (N K B) 12 November 1965.

Brough (NR) (Site of) OS 6" map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1907)

During removal of this broch 1841, a sculptured stone was found. The stone was removed by a gentleman residing at Thurso Castle.
Name Book 1872.

ND16 6 HOY STATION ('Sibster') ND/1499 6011
Site of possible broch in Halkirk, Caithness, which was removed in 1841; a sculptured stone was found at the time. There is nothing to be seen now.
Source: 1. NMRS site no. ND 16 SW 7: 2. RCAHMS 1911b, 47, no. 179: 3. Swanson (ms) 1985, 645. <1>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred ND 1498 6011 (70m by 70m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND16SW
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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