MHG4814 - Tobar Na Maor, Dun Osdale


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

For Dun Osdale, broch see NG24NW0004
JHooper, 27/11/2001

NG24NW 3 2408 4648.

A stone, which partly covered the well, Tobar na Maor, beside Dun Osdale until 1910, is now preserved at Dunvegan Castle; although weathered, it bears a crescent and V-rod and a pair of concentric circles. See also NG24NW 7.1.
F T Macleod 1912; RCAHMS 1928; 1985; R B K Stevenson 1961; A Ross 1961.

The stone is much weathered and measures 0.43 x 0.94m; but the traces of the crescent and V-rod and one pair of concentric circles can be seen. Information from R Jones 1980.

Class I symbol stone bearing a crescent and V-rod over a disc.
A.Mack 1997 p.112

Macleod, F T, 1912, 'Further notes on the antiquities of Skye, chiefly the Districts of Sleat and Strath', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 46 1911-12, p.202-12, 211-12 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG828.

RCAHMS, 1928, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Ninth report with inventory of monuments and constructions in the Outer Hebrides, Skye and the Small Isles, 165, No. 528 (Text/Report). SHG2656.

Curle, C L, 1940, 'The chronology of the early christian monuments of Scotland', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 74 1939-40, p.60-117, 60-117 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1637.

Radford, C A R, 1942, 'The early christian monuments of Scotland', Antiquity Vol. 16 1942, p.1-18, 1-18 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1653.

Stevenson, R B K, 1961, 'The Inchyra Stone and some other unpublished early Christian monuments', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 92 1958-9, p.33-55, 40-1 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1684.

Ross, A, 1961, 'Tobar nam Maor "The well of the Stewards"', Scot Stud Vol. 5 1961, p.206-9, 206-9 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1741.

Feachem, R W, 1977, Guide to prehistoric Scotland, 198 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2188.

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

Ritchie, J N G, 1985, Pictish symbol stones: a handlist 1985, 13 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2712.

Mack, A, 1997, Field guide to the Pictish symbol stones, 112 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2456.

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Grid reference Centred NG 2407 4648 (6m by 6m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NG24NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish DUIRINISH

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