MHG9023 - Find spot of symbol stone, Torgorm Farm


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>

The stone is listed under Acc. No. 1937.041 in the Inverness Museum catalogue. <7>

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

Finds (1)

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

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