MHG653 - Burial Ground, Murkle Bay


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Type and Period (1)

  • BURIAL GROUND (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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.

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred ND 1664 6955 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND16NE
Civil Parish OLRIG
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (3)

  • HORSESHOE (Undated)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Undated)
  • SPEARHEAD (Undated)

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