MHG630 - Symbol Stone, Latheron Mains


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Type and Period (1)

  • INSCRIBED STONE (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Renumbered from ND13SE0015B
JHooper, 22/10/2002
ND13SE 31 1990 3343.

(ND 1990 3343) A symbol stone (Class I to judge by the photograph) was recognised as forming the lintel of a false window in the S gable of the farmhouse of Latheron Mains, by the occupant, Mrs K Brims, in or before 1956. It bears the crescent and V-rod with 'dome and wing' decoration. (See also ND13SE 26 and 27.)
R B K Stevenson 1961.

The symbol stone is as described and as sited.
Visited by OS (J M) 14 October 1982.

Fragment of symbol stone, 0.45 x 0.23 x 0.23m, built into farmhouse wall, whitewashed.
C E Batey 1982

Class I symbol stone - Latheron 2 - showing a crescent and V-rod.
A.Mack 1997 p.128

Latheron 2, Caithness, Pictish symbol stone fragment
Measurements: L 0.45m, W 0.23m
Stone type: sandstone
Place of discovery: ND 1990 3343
Present location: Latheron Mains Farm
Evidence for discovery: found in or before 1956 re-used as a lintel in a false window in the S gable of the farmhouse.
Present condition: poor, whitewashed.
A fragmentary stone bearing an incised crescent and V-rod with ornament in the crescent.
Date: seventh century
Early Medieval Carved Stones Project, A Ritchie 2016

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Grid reference Centred ND 1989 3343 (6m by 6m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND13SE
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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