MHG6955 - Cross Slab Fragment - Achareidh
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Type and Period (1)
- CROSS SLAB (CULTURE 300; CULTURE 900; , Pictish - 300 AD to 900 AD)
- None recorded
NH85NE 13 867 564
A small unweathered fragment of an Early Christian/Pictish class III stone bearing a key-pattern on one face is preserved at Achareidh House. The stone was found in 1891 just to the NW of the house.
G Bain 1893; J R Allen and J Anderson 1903; RCAHMS 1978, visited May 1978.
No further information obtained during field investigation.
Visited by OS 29 November 1961.
Achareidh, Nairn, cross-slab fragment
Stone type: sandstone
Place of discovery: NJ 868 564
Evidence for discovery: found buried near Achareidh in 1890 (Bain) or 1891 (ECMS).
This small fragment is carved in relief on one face with the corner of a panel of key pattern.
Date range: eighth or ninth century
Primary references: Bain 1893, 48; ECMS pt 3, 117.
Early Medieval Carved Stones Projecr, A Ritchie 2018.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: 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. pt. 3, 117.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Bain, G. 1893. History of Nairnshire. 2nd ed.. 48.
- --- Interactive Resource/Online Database: RCAHMS. Canmore, online database of the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS). 15098.
- --- Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1978. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Nairn District, Highland Region. . 16, No. 113.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 8680 5639 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/15098 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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