MHG2627 - Mony's Stone

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Type and Period (2)

  • STANDING STONE (Undated)
  • (Alternate Type) GRAVE MARKER (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A standing stone traditionally marking the burial place of Mony's son of one of the Kings of Denmark. Date of erection not known.
Name Book 1871 <1>

Mony's Stone (NR)
OS 6"map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1904) <2>

A standing stone (Approx. 6ft. High and 2 x 1 feet at the base) Correctly published on OS 25" 1968.
Visited by OS (J M) 1 May 1975

Shown in this location on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey Mapping. <3>

Mony is more of a character from legend than a traceable historic figure. The most complete account found describes him as an early Viking raider, who became spearated from his ship at Crinan and fled up the Great Glen with his sister and his men. They made a stand at Craig Mony in Glen Urquhart, but were defeated. Mony and his sister escaped to Corrimony where he was killed; his sister was spared and stayed locally for several years. <4>

The stone is a substantial irregularly-shaped angular pillar (1.95m high above ground, 0/8m wide and 0.35m thick) and looks to be entirely geologically formed in its idiosyncratic shape without any sign of human dressing.It is suggested by local tradition that it was relocated to create a trophy feature in the formal avenue which is part of the Victorian landscaping around Corrimony House. <5>


<1> Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 56, 17 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3389.


<2> Ordnance Survey, 1902, Ordnance Survey 2nd edition 6 inch map: Inverness-shire (Image/Map). SHG23947.


<3> Ordnance Survey, 1873-6, Ordnance Survey 1st edition 6 inch map: Inverness-shire (Image/Map). SHG23755.


<4> Tradition (Verbal Communication). SHG1.


<5> Lynn, D, 11/2008, The Corrimony estate - a summary of its history and sites from the 1800s until today (Text/Manuscript). SHG24033.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 3748 3005 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH33SE
Civil Parish URQUHART AND GLENMORISTON
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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