MHG9031 - St. Clement's, Dingwall - symbol stone


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

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NH55NW0005 St. Clement's Aisle
NH55NW0019 Church and burial ground
JHooper, 18/10/2002
Stone still in churchyard with identifying label. Becoming moss covered. Designs on both sides show that stone is not complete. HAW 10/2002
NH55NW 7 5493 5893.
A cup marked, Class I symbol stone, which had been used as a lintel over a doorway of the church built in 1801, was identified in 1880 and is now erected on a base in the churchyard opposite the entrance gateway. It is a rectangular slab of mica schist, 4'3" high by 1'8" wide by 8" thick, bearing on the front the double disc and Z-rod, and two crescent and V-rods; and on the back three circles and the crecent and V-rod as well as six cup marks.
J R Allen 1903.

As described above, this stone was located at NH 5493 5893 in Dingwall churchyard. Visited by OS (W D J) 17 April 1963

No change. Visited by RCAHMS (JRS) March 1989.

Class I symbol stone bearing ,on the west face,a double-disc and Z-rod with crescents and V-rods at both the centre and the foot of the stone. A.Mack 1997 p.115

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, 56-7 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG1883.

Ritchie, J, 1918, 'Cup-marks on the stone circles and standing-stones of Aberdeenshire and part of Banffshire', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 52 1917-18, p.86-121, 102; fig. 13 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG510.

MacKie, E W, 1975, Scotland: an archaeological guide: from the earliest times to the twelfth century, 212 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2472.

Feachem, R W, 1977, Guide to prehistoric Scotland, 198 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2188.

RCAHMS, 1979, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Easter Ross, Ross and Cromarty District, Highland Region, 26, No. 218 (Text/Report). SHG2670.

Jackson, A, 1984, The symbol stones of Scotland: a social anthropological resolution to the problem of the Picts, 30 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2357.

Ritchie, J N G, 1985, Pictish symbol stones: a handlist 1985, 12 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2712.

Mack, A, 1997, Field guide to the Pictish symbol stones, 115 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2456.

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Grid reference Centred NH 5494 5894 (6m by 6m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH55NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish DINGWALL

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