MHG10849 - Symbol Stone - Craigton, now E of Dunrobin Castle


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Type and Period (1)

  • INSCRIBED STONE (Pictish - 300 AD to 900 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NC80SE 2 8513 0093.

(NC 8513 0093) Symbol Stone (NR)
OS 6" map, (1964)

A Class I symbol stone, 6ft 2ins high, 2ft 4ins broad at base and about 1ft 3ins thick, bearing, on one face only, the 'crescent and V-rod', 'tuning-fork' and 'flower' symbols. It was dug up near the site of the former parish church (NH79NE 5) in, or shortly before, 1834, in which year it was standing a little to the east of Dunrobin Castle (NSA 1845) (Allen gives '1840').
NSA (written by Rev A MacPherson - 1834) 1845; J Anderson and J R Allen 1903.

A symbol stone as described, standing beside a walk in the wood.
Visited by OS (E G C) 4 April 1962.

As described by previous authorities.
Visited by OS (J M) 19 January 1976.

Medium grained, largely off-white but some reddish-brown mottling.
Found at 'Craigton' between Mound Station and Kirkton. NH 799 987 (NH79NE 5). Erected on a terrace east of Dunrobin Castle in 1840. (Acc No. 1840.1).
Information from R Jones 1980.

One Class I symbol stone - Craigton 1- showing a crescent and V-rod with a divided rectangle above and a flower below.
A.Mack 1997 pp.121

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Grid reference Centred NC 8513 0092 (6m by 6m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC80SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish GOLSPIE

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