MHG39853 - Site of Sculptured Stone, Sibster

Summary

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

Type and Period (1)

  • CARVED STONE (Undated)

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.

Note; Unpublished research by David Henry of Pinkfoot Press indicates that the symbol stone, now lost, was incorrectly claimed to have been discovered at Crosskirk broch. See MHG45521 (T.Blackie 19/12/18)

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ND 1499 6011 (6m by 6m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND16SW
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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