MHG7141 - Tarbat Old Parish Church - No.1 Stone


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Type and Period (1)

  • CROSS SLAB (Pictish to Early Medieval - 300 AD to 1057 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Recently many more stones have been found at Tarbat - mainly as a result of the excavations by the University of York. See NH98SW0014
NH98SW 15 9151 8402.
Sculptured Stone (NR) (Site of)
OS 6" map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1907)

The site of an ancient sculptured stone, one half of which now lies in graveyard; remainder is said to have been thrown into a grave and covered up.
Name Book 1872.

This stone lay in Tarbat churchyard until about middle of C19th, when it was removed to ground of Invergordon Castle. It is lower portion of an upright rectangular cross-slab, 2'1" high x 2'8" wide, sculptured partly with incised lines and partly in relief on one face. The border of scroll foliage is almost an exact counterpart of that on Hilton of Cadboll stone (NH87NE 7), and there is little doubt that both are work of same school of design. Listed as Class II, Tarbat no. 1.
J R Allen and J Anderson 1903.

Now in NMAS (IB 190) RCAHMS 1979; 1985.

Class II symbol stone - fragment of cross slab - on the reverse is a mounted figure to the left of a vertical arrangement of crescent and V-rod,tuning fork and serpent and Z-rod.
A.Mack 1997 p.39

See link below to the Tarbat Discovery Programme Sculpture Catalogue for further information and drawings of the 38 individual carved stones. <1>

Within NMS collections, Acc. No. IB 190. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 9151 8402 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH98SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish TARBAT

Finds (1)

  • SYMBOL STONE (Pictish to Early Medieval - 300 AD to 1057 AD)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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