MHG25224 - Findspot of symbol stone (Littleferry no. 1), Littleferry Links


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Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH89NW 2.1 814 965.

No. 1. A fragment of sandstone, of approximately square shape, found in 1872, 3 1/2 m W of Golspie, on the S side of Ferry Road, on a bare gravelly flat. It measures 7 1/2ins in length, 7 1/2ins in width, and 4 1/2ins in thickness, and is sculptured, with incised lines on one face, with two straight parallel lines and two others terminating in spiral curves in the centre, probably forming part of the rectangular symbol. RCAHMS 1911.

This stone (0.20m x 0.19m x 0.09m) is in Dunrobin Museum No.11. Information from R Jones 1980.

Little Ferry Links 1, Sutherland, Pictish symbol stone fragment
Measurements: H 0.18m, W 0.18m, D 0.11m
Stone type: sandstone
Place of discovery: NH 814966
Present location: Dunrobin Museum (ARC 540), Dunrobin Castle.
Evidence for discovery: a surface find made in 1872.
Present condition: broken but carving good.
This small fragment is deeply incised with three parallel lines and two spirals, which are probably part of a rectangle symbol.
Date: seventh century.
References: ECMS pt 3, 45-6; Fraser 2008, no 146.1.
Compiled by A Ritchie 2016, Early Medieval Carved Stones Project

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 8140 9649 (6m by 6m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH89NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish GOLSPIE

Finds (1)

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

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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