A small excavation was undertaken by Kirkdale Archaeology in 1998 for Historic Scotland outside the earthworks of the west gable of the chapel at Hilton of Cadboll. The purpose was to locate the base of the Pictish cross slab, now in the NMS, prior to the erection of a reproduction on the site. An area of 6m² was excavated. The base was not located, but the excavations revealed that the D-shaped ‘annexe’ against the west gable was probably the result of 19th-century disturbance. Some of the sculpted debitage from the re-dressing of one face of the cross slab in the late 17th century was retrieved. <1>
Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Kirkdale Archaeology. 1998. Historic Scotland's Properties in Care - Minor Archaeological Works 1998: Hilton of Cadboll Chapel. Kirkdale Archaeology. 09/10/2002. Paper and Digital. [Mapped features: #13306 ; #13307 Trench, ]
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MHG8546Symbol Stone - Hilton of Cadboll (Monument)
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