MHG9023 - Find spot of symbol stone, Torgorm Farm

Summary

Fragment of a Class I symbol stone, found in a ploughed field prior to 1903. Now in Inverness Museum.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH55SE 14 559 549.

A fragment of a Class I 'Pictish' symbol stone, bearing parts of two double-disc and Z-rod symbols, found on Torgorm farm, and noted at Moniack Castle (NH 5543) in 1903, is now in Inverness Museum (Acc No: 1937-41).
J R Allen and J Anderson 1903; RCAMHS 1979; 1985. <1>-<3>

Class I symbol stone bearing two double discs and Z-rods
A.Mack 1997 p.110 <4>

Included in a catalogue of the Pictish Symbol Stones at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, original version 1994, updated 2010. The right hand portions of two double disc symbols, the lower with a cross motif at the hub, the upper with a joined circle and lobe of different design. Above the lower double disc is the top arm of a Z-rod, with characteristic spearhead terminal and attached spirals. Below the upper disc is the comer of a second Z-rod. Found within a ploughed field prior to 1903; now in Inverness Museum. <5> <6>


<1> 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, iii, 106-7 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG1883.


<2> RCAHMS, 1979, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of the Black Isle, Ross and Cromarty District, Highland Region, 20, No. 124 (Text/Report). SHG2675.


<3> Ritchie, J N G, 1985, Pictish symbol stones: a handlist 1985, 13 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2712.


<4> Mack, A, 1997, Field guide to the Pictish symbol stones, 110 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2456.


<5> Hanley, R G, 1994, A catalogue of the Class I Pictish symbol stones in the collections of Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, 9 (Collection/Catalogue). SHG2304.


<6> Inverness Museum, 2010, A Catalogue of the Pictish Symbol Stones at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery (Text/Publication/Booklet). SHG25069.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 5590 5490 (6m by 6m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH55SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish URQUHART AND LOGIE WESTER

Finds (1)

  • SYMBOL STONE (Pictish - 300 AD to 900 AD)

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