MHG645 - St. Ninians Chapel, North Head


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Type and Period (1)

  • CHAPEL (Early Medieval to Medieval - 561 AD to 1559 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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John Wood 2/11/00
ND35SE 8 383 508.

There was a pre-Reformation (Auld 1868) chapel dedicated to St Ninian at the 'Heat of Wick'. This site has been variously located at North Head, near the Service Bridge (Beaton 1909), and at Head of Wick above the inlet of Papigoe (Scott 1918).
D Beaton 1909; A Auld 1868; A B Scott 1918; A MacKay 1914.

St Ninian's Church stood at the North Head (ND 383 508).
J Horne 1895.

No further info regarding this chapel was obtained during field investigation. Visited by OS (W D J) 21 April 1962.

Not located. C E Batey 1981.

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Grid reference Centred ND 3829 5080 (40m by 40m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND35SE
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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