MHG1378 - Symbol Stone, Craig of Hattel


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Type and Period (2)

  • CARVED STONE (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)
  • STANDING STONE (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Symbol Stone (NR) (site of) OS 6" map, (1970)

A 6' high standing stone was removed from here many years ago, and it is not known what became of it. The stone was sculptured with a very crude drawing, resembling a greyhound.
Name Book 1873.

No further information was obtained regarding this symbol stone.
Visited by OS (J B) 7 December 1981.

Class I symbol stone.
A Mack, 1997

Craig of Hattel, Caithness, possible Pictish symbol stone
Measurements: H 1.83m
Stone type:
Place of discovery: ND 1877 6901
Present location: lost.
Evidence for discovery: recorded in the nineteenth century (OS Name Book 1873).
Present condition:
This was a tall standing stone, said to have been carved with ‘a very crude drawing, resembling a greyhound’.
Date: uncertain.
Early Medieval Carved Stones Project, A Ritchie 2016

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred ND 1877 6901 (6m by 6m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND16NE
Civil Parish OLRIG
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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