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Halkirk, Highland

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Halkirk, Highland

Halkirk is a village on the River Thurso in Caithness, in the Highland council area of Scotland. From Halkirk the B874 road runs towards Thurso in the north and towards Georgemas in the east. The village is within the parish of Halkirk, and is said by local people to be Scotland's first planned village. It was at one time the site of the cathedral of the Diocese of Caithness, but this was moved to Dornoch in the early 13th century. There are no remains of the early church and bishop's seat.
Post townHALKIRK
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountyCaithness
OS GridND1359
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01847

Halkirk, Highland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Halkirk, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Caithness-shire -- par., 95,763 ac., pop. 2705; vil., on river Thurso, 8J miles S. of Thurso and 15½ miles NW. of Wick, pop. 372; P.O., and P.O. at Halkirk Roadside. Caithness nag-stones are quarried.

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