MHG12338 - Cross Stone, Klibreck


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Type and Period (2)

  • CROSS INCISED STONE (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)
  • STANDING STONE (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC?)

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See also NC53SE 3 and 5.

Sculptured Cross, Klibreck: About half mile SE of farm buildings at Klibreck, on marshy ground S of the enclosure called "Stewart's Park", are two upright slabs of undressed schistose stone within 6ft or 7ft of each other. On N face of the most southerly is a Celtic cross, long- shafted, with the arms expanding towards the ends, and the angles at the points of intersection rounded. The stone is 3ft 10ins high by 1ft 2ins broad. The total length of the cross exposed is 3ft 6ins, and the breadth along the arms, 11ins.
RCAHMS 1911; J Horsburgh 1870

This sculptured cross, fully described above, was located at NC 5932 3401. Between the sculptured cross and the other stone, some 2m to the N, is a slight trench 1.0m wide by 0.2m deep.
The large stone-walled enclosure centred on NC 5936 3415 was pointed out as "Stewart's Park" by the shepherd at Klibreck.
Visited by OS (WDJ) 6 May 1961

(NC 5932 3401) Standing Stones (NR) Incised Cross (NR)
OS 6" map (1963)

The standing stone and cross slab are as described by the previous authorities. Large stones cover an area 4.0m by 2.5m around the two stones. They have probably been strewn here relatively recently as one of the stones clearly exhibits a drill hole.
Visited by OS (JB) 30 June 1980.

Kilbreck, Sutherland, cross-incised standing stone
Measurements: H 1.17m, W 0.36m
Stone type:
Place of discovery: NC 5932 3401
Present location: in situ.
Evidence for discovery: noted by Horsburgh sometime before 1867, though he mentions only the one standing stone.
Present condition: good.
This is one of a pair of standing stones. It is incised with an outline cross with a long shaft, expanded wedge-shaped arms and rounded armpits.
Date: eighth to tenth century.
References: Horsburgh 1868, 271.
Early Medieval Carved Stones Project, A Ritchie 2016

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Grid reference Centred NC 5932 3400 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC53SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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