MHG3768 - Lochardil

Summary

Class I symbol stone, depicting a bull, similar to those on the Burghead stones.

Type and Period (2)

  • (Former Type) SITE (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)
  • INSCRIBED STONE (Pictish to Early Medieval - 300 AD to 1057 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH64SE 46 665 438.

A stone with an incised symbol of a bull, was found 'in an old dyke close to Provost Ross' house at Inverness' (NH 66524380), but was moved to the stables at Lochardill (c.NH 66 42).
J R Allen 1903. <1>

(Also information from the Highland News and Football Times, 3 August 1979.)

Now at Stoneyfield House in the possession of Mrs Torrance.
RCAHMS 1985. <2>

Class I symbol stone bearing a bull. <3>

The stone is now the legal property of Mrs Torrance, due to a 20 year lapse in claiming through the Treasure Trove process. Viewing can be arranged. The property is for sale and Inverness Museum and Art Gallery are consulting with Mrs Torrance over the future of the stone. It is hoped that a drawing of the stone can be made, through Ian Fisher, RCAHMS. <4>

Included in a catalogue of the Pictish Symbol Stones at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, original version 1994, updated 2010. This stone is currently (2010-2011) on loan to Inverness Museum. <5>


Lochardil Pictish Stone (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG14934.


Jackson, A, 1984, The symbol stones of Scotland: a social anthropological resolution to the problem of the Picts (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2357.


<1> Allen and Anderson, J R and J, 1903, The early Christian monuments of Scotland: a classified illustrated descriptive list of the monuments with an analysis of their symbolism and ornamentation, 103; fig. 107 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG1883.


<2> Ritchie, J N G, 1985, Pictish symbol stones: a handlist 1985, 12 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2712.


<3> Mack, A, 1997, Field guide to the Pictish symbol stones, 111 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2456.


<4> Fox, A M, Comments by Alison Fox, Highland Council Archaeology Unit, 09/01/2002 (Verbal Communication). SHG24538.


<5> Inverness Museum, 2010, A Catalogue of the Pictish Symbol Stones at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery (Text/Publication/Booklet). SHG25069.

Sources/Archives (7)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 6649 4379 (6m by 6m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH64SE
Civil Parish INVERNESS AND BONA
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (2)

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

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (0)

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