MHG55050 - Class I Pictish symbol stone, Cotterton (2 of 2) (Cottertown)


A second Pictish symbol stone fragment, this one being built into the farmhouse wall. Please note that this site is private property.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Cait McCullagh has identified a second Class I Pictish symbol stone at Cotterton, this one being built in to the farmhouse as a window sill (See MHG54302 for first Pictish stone). The stone is on the SSW facing wall of the farmhouse at NH 62170 52140. The stone is partially covered by harling. It is suggested that this stone, like the first, has been inserted in an upside down position and that the incised markings suggest either plumage or scales. This is possibly either a goose or fish pictogram. The photographs show the suggestion of a fin, perhaps on the underside of a fish symbol (so ventral) but this is not easily perceived upon examination of the stone itself. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2018 aerial photographs. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 6216 5214 (1m by 1m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH65SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish KNOCKBAIN

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