MHG45137 - Burial w symbol stone, Gairloch

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Type and Period (1)

  • BURIAL? (Pictish - 300 AD? to 900 AD?)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Mr Bannerman (G Bannerman, District Surveyor, Gairloch, Wester Ross) reports that human bones and a Pictish symbol stone of Torridon sandstone were found about 1880 in 'The field of the cairn - Achtercairn, 'an almost flat arable field centred at NG 799 772. The symbol stone measures 36" by 20-24" by 5" and served as the step of an outhouse at Flowerdale House, until recently when it was placed in the Parish Church.
R B K Stevenson 1954.

In 1964 Rev. D Macdonald had symbol stone, which is incised with a fish and part of a goose, built into south wall of the new cemetery at NG 8075 7565.
Surveyed at 1/2500. Visited by OS (R D) 30 March 1965.

Now in Gairloch Museum.
Info contained in letter from A Jackson 11 November 1985.

Class I symbol stone bearing an eagle over a salmon.
A.Mack 1997 p.116

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Location

Grid reference Centred NG 8075 7565 (6m by 6m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NG87NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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