MHG25216 - Rosemarkie Church, No. 5 Carved Stone
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Type and Period (1)
- CROSS SLAB (Pictish to Early Medieval - 300 AD to 1057 AD)
- None recorded
NH75NW0100 Burial ground
NH75NW0199 Churchyard wall
NH75NW0013 Shell midden
NH75NW0087 Rosemarkie No. 1
NH75NW0088 Rosemarkie No. 3
NH75NW0092 Rosemarkie No. 6
NH75NW0096 Rosemarkie No. 2
NH75NW0097 Rosemarkie No. 4
NH75NW 7.5 7372 5763
No. 5. This Class 3 sculptured stone measures 0.41m x 0.37m x 0.06m.
One face bears the remains of an interlace border and a pitted area which may have been decorated. The other face bears the weathered remains of low relief ornamentation. One side bears a corded plait. Found in Rosemarkie churchyard and donated to the RMS(NMAS) in 1885 by Major C Mackenzie (Acc.no. IB 120).
Information from R Jones to RCAHMS, 1980.
Rosemarkie 5, Ross & Cromarty, church furniture, panel fragment
Measurements: H 0.41m, W 0.35m, D 0.05m
Stone type: sandstone
Place of discovery: NH 7372 5763
Present location: National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh (IB 120), on loan to Groam House Museum.
Evidence for discovery: found in the churchyard at Rosemarkie and given to the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland in 1885.
Present condition: worn, with three broken edges.
This fragment is part of the top of a panel and is carved in relief both on face A and on face E. The top of face A has a border of loosely knotted interlace within two roll mouldings, with another roll moulding along the edge of the slab. The top narrow edge, face E, is carved with median-incised interlace. It may have been part of the front edge of an altar top.
Date: eighth or ninth century.
References: ECMS pt 3, 88; Henderson & Henderson 2004, 210-11; Seright & Henderson 2013, 14.
Early Medieval Carved Stones Project, A Ritchie 2017.
- --- Interactive Resource/Online Database: RCAHMS. Canmore, online database of the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS). 14397.
- --- Dataset/Database File: National Museums of Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums of Scotland. Digital. IB 120.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7372 5763 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- CARVED OBJECT (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/14397 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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