St Dudoch's Kirk, Kirk o' Moss, Wick

Grid reference

ND 292 563 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

329200 956300

Latitude

58.48949263816753

Longitude

-3.214559053886858

Altitude (metres)

20

County

Caithness

Nearby places

St Catherine's Monastery, Watten (2.44 miles)

St Catherine's Nunnery, Watten (2.64 miles)

Cater Tober well, Watten (2.64 miles)

St Mary's Chapel, Wick (3.19 miles)

Mary Ford, Wick (3.27 miles)

Object Classification

Antiquity

Ecclesiastical

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

This place is referred to in 1726 by Mr Oliphant, Minister of Wirk: '... a great flow moss two miles large in breadth and in the middle of it there is a chappell called St Dudoch's Kirk by the commons, of very difficult access any time of the year, by reason of the flow' (Geog. Coll. i, 160). NMRS records of this site (Canmore ID 8737) that it may be an Early Christian establishment, though there is no conclusive evidence for this. There are the remains of several sub-rectangular buildings and enclosures on rising ground on the edge of a drained marsh (formerly a loch?) approached by a causeway. See NMRS for fuller descriptiona nd discussion.

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Relationships with other parishes

Within Wick, parish