MHG10793 - Findspot of symbol stone, Clynekirkton Churchyard


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Type and Period (2)

  • FINDSPOT (Pictish to Early Medieval - 300 AD to 1057 AD)
  • INSCRIBED STONE (Pictish to Early Medieval - 300 AD to 1057 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

See also:
NC80NE0079 Clynekirkton Graveyard
NC80NE0013 Clynekirkton Belfry
NC80NE0017 Clynekirkton Church and Burial Ground
NC80NE0025 Clynekirkton Churchyard symbol stone
NC80NE0026 Clynekirkton Churchyard cross slab
NC80NE0040 Clynekirkton Manse
JHooper, 27/11/2002
NC80NE 17.1 8946 0607.

No. 1 Found in 1855 by Mr Muir in Clynekirkton Churchyard. It is of orange and red mottled medium grained sandstone, which is cracking along the bedding planes. It measures 1.33m long by 0.62m wide and is 0.13m thick, and bears the crescent and V-rod and rectangular symbols. Now in Dunrobin Museum (1855.1).
Information from R Jones 1980.

Clynekirkton 1 (St Aloyne?), Sutherland, Pictish symbol stone
Measurements: H 1.30m, W 0.48m to 0.58m, D 0.11m
Stone type: red sandstone
Place of discovery: NC 8945 0607
Present location: Dunrobin Museum (ARC 531), Dunrobin Castle.
Evidence for discovery: found in Clyne kirkyard in 1855 and taken to Dunrobin Museum in 1869.
Present condition: some damage to top corners of slab and flaking to lower symbol.
An undressed tapering slab, this bears two symbols: a crescent and V-rod above a rectangle. An unusual feature of the crescent and V-rod is the group of three dots in the angle of the V.
Date: seventh century.
References: ECMS pt 3, 38-9; Fraser 2008, no 135.1.
Compiled by A Ritchie 2016, Early Medieval Carved Stones Project

The symbol stone was catalogued during an inventory of Dunrobin Castle Museum's collection in 2019 by ARCH. Listed under Acc. No. 1855.1. It was on display on the lower floor. See attached photo taken by C. Ferne. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NC 8945 0607 (6m by 6m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC80NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CLYNE

Finds (1)

  • SYMBOL STONE (Pictish to Early Medieval - 300 AD to 1057 AD)

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