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

Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty, Pictish symbol stone
Measurements: H 1.30m above ground level, W 0.51m, D 0.20m
Stone type: mica schist
Place of discovery: NH 5493 5893
Present location: in the churchyard at Dingwall.
Evidence for discovery: identified by W C Joass in 1880, when it was in re-use as a lintel over a doorway in the 1803 church. It was removed and set in a stone base in the churchyard near the entrance.
Present condition: very weathered on both carved faces, broken at the top (base hidden).
This was originally a prehistoric cup-marked stone bearing a number of cupmarks on both broad faces, which was later re-used as a symbol stone. It is incised on one broad face with three open circles above a crescent and V-rod and on the other broad face with a double disc and Z-rod above two crescents and V-rods arranged one above the other.
Date: seventh century.
References: ECMS pt 3, 56-7; Fraser 2008, no 120.
Early Medieval Carved Stones Project, Compiled by A Ritchie 2017

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Grid reference Centred NH 5494 5894 (6m by 6m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH55NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish DINGWALL

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