MHG9787 - Findspot of symbol stone, Clynemilton

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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Pictish - 300 AD to 900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC90NW 19 914 069.

A symbol stone was found before 1860 near Dalchallium on the 50' terrace not far from the sea, on Clyne-milton farm. It was then removed to the Dunrobin Museum.
It is a slab of sandstone of irregular six-sided shape, broken across, 3ft 6ins high by 3ft 6ins wide by 4 1/2ins thick, sculptured with incised lines on one face. At the top, in the centre, is the horse-shoe symbol, below this the crescent and V-shaped rod symbol, and to the left of it, the mirror symbol without the comb. Both the horse-shoe and the crescent are ornamented with curved and spiral lines.
Stuart (1856) erroneously states that this stone was brought from Craigton.
J Stuart 1856; J R Allen and J Anderson 1903; RCAHMS 1911.

This stone is in Dunrobin Castle Museum.
Visited by OS (W D J) 1 July 1960.

New Acc No: 1860.1. Metric measurements : 1.04m x 1.10m x 0.12m. Information from TS of Catalogue of Dunrobin Museum, by A S Henshall.


Class I symbol stone - Clynemilton 1 -bearing a horseshoe above a crescent and V-rod with a mirror to its left.
A.Mack 1997 p.123

Clynemilton 1, Sutherland, Pictish symbol stone
Measurements: H 1.04m, W 1.10m, D 0.12m
Stone type: sandstone
Place of discovery: NC 914069
Present location: Dunrobin Museum (ARC 539), Dunrobin Castle.
Evidence for discovery: found near the Clynemilton Burn on a terrace near the sea sometime before about 1850, and taken to the Museum in 1860.
Present condition: broken into two fragments and part of the upper fragment is missing. There is some surface damage suggesting that the stone has been caught by the plough.
Description:
The slab is firmly incised with three symbols: an arch above a crescent and V-rod, and a mirror to the left of the crescent. Ornament on the arch and the crescent includes arcs and spirals.
Date: seventh century.
References: Stuart 1856, pl 33; ECMS pt 3, 39-40; Fraser 2008, no 136.1.
Compiled by A Ritchie 2016, Early Medieval Carved Stones Project

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 9140 0690 (6m by 6m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC90NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CLYNE

Finds (1)

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

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