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)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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
Present location:
Evidence for discovery: found buried near Achareidh in 1890 (Bain) or 1891 (ECMS).
Present condition:
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.

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Grid reference Centred NH 8680 5639 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH85NE
Civil Parish NAIRN
Geographical Area NAIRN

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