MHG39853 - Sculptured Stone - Sibster


A sculptured stone was discovered during the removal of an Iron Age broch.

Type and Period (1)

  • CARVED STONE (Pictish - 300 AD to 900 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.

1st Edition OS 6" <1>

Note; Research by David Henry of Pinkfoot Press indicates that a symbol stone found at this broch at Sibster, Halkirk, was perhaps the symbol stone thought to have been discovered at Crosskirk broch, Libster (Lybster), Reay. See MHG39524 and MHG45521 and link to Pictish Art Society newsletter no 73 p.10,11. (T.Blackie 22/11/23)

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Grid reference Centred ND 1499 6011 (6m by 6m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND16SW
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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