MHG767 - Burial Ground, Dalnawillan


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Type and Period (2)

  • BURIAL GROUND (Undated)
  • BROCH? (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Grave Yard (NAT) OS 6" map, (1962)

'Caithness Monumental Inscriptions', pre 1855
Monumental inscription survey completed by A.S.Cowper & I.Ross.
The survey may not include inscription information after 1855 and each inscription transcribed does not give the full details that appear on the stones, abbreviations used. Some ommissions and inacuracies. Published 1992.
J Aitken : 20/12/02
The burial ground at Dalnawillan is believed to be on top of a broch.
J Anderson 1873.

On summit of a small eminence, which looks as if it had been fortified, there is a burial place, at Dalnawillan, associated with St Ciaran (for which association, see NC94SE 1).
A MacKay 1914.

There is no evidence that graveyard ocupies site of a broch, nor is ther any local info to this effect.
Visited by OS (J L D) 20 April 1961.

No change. Visited by OS (J M) 24 February 1982.

ND04 1 DALNAWILLAN ('Dalnawillan Graveyard')
ND/0302 4094
Possible broch in Halkirk, Caith-ness, reputed to be underneath the burial ground [2]; there is nothing to be seen on the ground to support this idea.
Sources: 1. NMRS site no. ND 04 SW 1: 2. Anderson 1873, 186: 3. Mackay 1914, 33. <1>

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Grid reference Centred ND 0301 4094 (100m by 100m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND04SW
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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