Hempriggs  Caithness


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Hempriggs like this:

Hempriggs, an old mansion in Wick parish, Caithness, near the coast, 2 miles S by W of Wick town. It belongs to the same proprietor as Ackergill Tower. Hempriggs village is ½ mile nearer the town; and ½ mile to the W lies Hempriggs Loch (6¼ x 6 furl.; 156 feet); whilst Hempriggs Stacks, in the sea near the beach, are lofty insulated rocks,-the chief one perforated with a natural arch, and all of them thronged by myriads of sea-fowl.—Ord. Sur., sh. 116, 1878.

Hempriggs through time

Hempriggs is now part of Highland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Highland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Hempriggs itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hempriggs, in Highland and Caithness | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th April 2024

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