MHG40020 - Battle Site; Earl's Cross Road; Dornoch
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- COMMEMORATIVE MONUMENT (Undated)
- None recorded
A battle was fought a short distance east of Dornoch in 1259 between the Scots and the Norsemen, who were defeated and driven back to their ships at Little Ferry (NH 80 95).
A stone, Clach-an-righ, no longer extant, marked the site of the fall and burial of the Norse leader. Gordon (Macfarlane 1906-8) describes it as being not unlike NH89SW 2, the Earl's Cross, and says that it stood about a mile from Dornoch at Embo.
'Divers burials' are said to have been visible beside the stone in the time of James VI.
A Gunn and J MacKay 1897; J Mackay 1897; W Macfarlane 1906-8; A MacGregor 1907; Dornoch Guide nd.
No further information Visited by OS (A A) 23 March 1971.
Nothing visible during field survey. Very inaccurate coordinates and, therefore, may be located outwith the survey area.
- --- SHG1595 Text/Publication/Article: Mackay, J. 1897. 'Sutherland place names, parish of Dornoch', Trans Gaelic Soc Inverness Vol. 20 1894-6, p.316-32. Trans Gaelic Soc Inverness. 316-32. 323.
- --- SHG2133 Text/Publication/Volume: Dornoch Guide. nd.. Dornoch, official guide. 27.
- --- SHG2301 Text/Publication/Volume: Gunn and Mackay, A and J (eds.). 1897. Sutherland and the Reay country: history, antiquities, folklore, topographical, regiments, ecclesiastical records, poetry and music etc. 7-8.
- --- SHG2441 Text/Publication/Volume: Mitchell, Sir A and Clark, J T (eds.). 1906-8. Geographical collections relating to Scotland. Vol. 2, 450.
- --- SHG2447 Text/Publication/Volume: MacGregor, A. 1907. Feuds of the clans: together with the history of the feuds and conflicts among the clans in the northern parts of Scotland and in the Western Isles from the year MXXXI unto MDCXIX. 54.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 8100 9099 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/15358 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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