MHG653 - Burial Ground, Murkle Bay
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Type and Period (1)
- BURIAL GROUND (Undated)
- None recorded
Burials and Iron Spearheads found AD 1840 (NAT)
OS 6" map, (1970)
Human bones, iron spearheads and a brass horse-shoe were found here. The bones and spearheads were found in 1840 when the sand slipped away, and the horse-shoe was found by Mr Murray some years afterwards. Cartloads of human bones can be found along the sandbank at this place. Name Book 1873.
No indication or information regarding these finds were found in the locality.
Visited by OS (J B) 7 December 1981.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Name Book (County). Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey. Book No. 7, 13.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Watson, G.. 1991. Caithness Chapel Sites.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Watson, G. 1976. 'A possible site for the monastery at Murkle (ND166696)', Caithness Fld Club Bulletin, Vol 1, April 1976, p 103.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 1664 6955 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)|
- HORSESHOE (Undated)
- HUMAN REMAINS (Undated)
- SPEARHEAD (Undated)
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (0)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/8398 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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