|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Eagle Stone, Strathpeffer|
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|Grid Reference:||NH 4848 5851|
|Geographical Area:||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- MOUND (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)
|Protected Status:||Scheduled Monument 1676: Clach an Tiompain, symbol stone|
- Historic Environment Record: MHG6294
- NMRS NUMLINK Reference: 12458
- NMRS Record Details: NH45NE6 STRATHPEFFER, CLACH AN TIOMPAIN
- Old SMR Reference Number: NH45NE0006
The stone stands on a small mound that appears (from erosion patches) to made up of smallish stones. It has been fenced close to the stone and mound reinforcing the impression that the mound is circular, but it is probable that this is deceptive and the raised area extends downhill to the E. The mound and stone lie on rising ground (to W) but with spectacular views to the E down the Strathpeffer Valley. The carved designs are on this eastern side. HAW 02/2005
Notes and photo sent in by M & M McGuire September 2003 for Highland Archaeology Challenge. See Assoc.Docs
NH45NE 6 4849 5852.
(NH 4848 5851) Clach an Tiompain (NAT) OS 6"map, Ross-shire, 1st ed., (1875)
This symbol stone, which is called locally 'Clachan Tiumpan' is a slab of contorted blue gneiss, roughly rectangular, but with right hand top corner broken away, 2 ft 8 ins high x 2 ft wide and 10 ins thick, sculptured with incised lines on one face with horseshoe symbol, and under it the bird symbol.
J R Allen 1903
This stone stands on a small tumulus. Name Book 1875
Clach an Tiompain (NAT) Symbol Stone (NR) OS 25"map, (1967)
Clach an Tiompain, a symbol stone as described.
Surveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 30 July 1981
No change. Visited by RCAMS (JRS) March 1989.
Class I symbol stone bearing on SE face a horseshoe above an eagle.
A.Mack 1997 p.120
Eagle Stone (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG8031.
Eagle Stone. (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG13446.
Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG8032.
Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG8122.
Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG3825.
Stuart, J, 1856, Sculptured stones of Scotland, 33; pl. 108 (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG350.
Allen and Anderson, J R and J, 1903, The early Christian monuments of Scotland: a classified illustrated descriptive list of the monuments with an analysis of their symbolism and ornamentation, pt.3, 59-61; illust. (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG1883.
MacKie, E W, 1975, Scotland: an archaeological guide: from the earliest times to the twelfth century, 212 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2472.
Jackson, A, 1984, The symbol stones of Scotland: a social anthropological resolution to the problem of the Picts (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2357.
Close-Brooks, J, 1986, Exploring Scotland's Heritage: The Highlands, 129, No. 64 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2053.
Mack, A, 1997, Field guide to the Pictish symbol stones, 120 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2456.
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|MHG43542||Parent of: Eagle Stone, Strathpeffer (Monument)|
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