MHG7034 - Kebbuck Stone, Sunnyhillock


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  • CROSS SLAB (CULTURE 300; CULTURE 900; , Pictish - 300 AD to 900 AD)

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NH85NW 5 8257 5556 and 8256 5557.
(NH82575556) Kebbuck Stone (Sculptured) OS 6" map (1959)

The Kebach Stone is an upright cross-slab of grey sandstone, rectangular, 5.5ft high by 4ft 2ins wide by 1ft 1ins thick. It is sculptured in relief on one face. In middle of slab is a cross with a circle in the centre. The monument belongs to the highly ornamented class, but is very heavily eroded. The whole of the back which was probably once sculptured, is defaced by deeply scored hollows and a later incised circle. (NH 8256 5557) An E-W grave of a 6 foot male skeleton, with feet to E, was found "the other day, while workmen were engaged digging the foundations of new kennels at the Kebbock Stone". The grave lay at a depth of 2.5ft in hard gravel, with a number of stones about a foot square placed to form an arch over the body. The foot of this arch was closed by a few small stones. Nothing was found with skeleton.
J R Allen and J Anderson 1903; Scot Notes Queries 1896. <1><2>

The 'Kebbuck Stone' (confirmed) is as described, although 'carved figures' are no longer visible. The kennels have been replaced by a modern wooden building. No trace of the grave was found.
Visited by OS (N K B) 22 November 1965.

This site was visited by AOC Archaeology Group in June 2007. The stone remains upright with some weathering visible at the top and a small amount of lichen growing on the surface. It is set in a residential garden. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NH 8256 5556 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH85NW
Geographical Area NAIRN

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