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ID:MHG55050
Type of record:Monument
Name:Class I Pictish symbol stone, Cotterton (2 of 2)
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Summary

A second Pictish symbol stone fragment, this one being built into the farmhouse wall. Please note that this site is private property.

Images

View of Class I Pictish symbol stone largely obscured by harling (photo by David Maclennan)  © David MaclennanView of Class I Pictish symbol stone largely obscured by harling (photo by David Maclennan)  © David Maclennan
Grid Reference:NH 62170 52140
Map Sheet:NH65SW
Civil Parish:KNOCKBAIN
Geographical Area:ROSS AND CROMARTY

Monument Types

Other References/Statuses

  • Historic Environment Record: MHG55050

Full description

Cait McCullagh has identified a second Class I Pictish symbol stone at Cotterton, this one being built in to the farmhouse as a window sill. The stone is on the SSW facing wall of the farmhouse at NH 62170 52140. The stone is partially covered by harling. It is suggested that this stone, like the first, has been inserted in an upside down position and that the incised markings suggest either plumage or scales. This is possibly either a goose or fish pictogram. The photographs show the suggestion of a fin, perhaps on the underside of a fish symbol (so ventral) but this is not easily perceived upon examination of the stone itself. <1>

Sources and further reading

<1>Text/Correspondence: McCullagh, C. 07/2011. Email correspondence between Cait McCullagh and Sylvina Tilbury, HER Officer. Yes. Digital.

Related Monument/Building records

MHG20686Part of: Farmstead, Cottertown (Monument)
MHG54302Related to: Class I Pictish symbol stone, Cotterton (1 of 2) (Monument)

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