MHG9792 - Pictish Stone - Kintradwell No. 4


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NC90NW 14.03 9316 0838.

Kintradwell 4, Sutherland, Pictish symbol stone fragment
Measurements: H 0.46m, W 0.31m, D 0.05m
Stone type: sandstone
Place of discovery: NC 9316 0838
Present location: Dunrobin Museum (ARC 549), Dunrobin Castle.
Evidence for discovery: found in 1873 close to the railway.
Present condition: broken but carving crisp.
Description: This fragment is deeply incised with four parallel lines, probably the lower part of a tuning fork symbol.
Date: seventh century.
References: ECMS pt 3, 45; Fraser 2008, no 143.4.
Compiled by A Ritchie 2016, Early Medieval Carved Stones Project <1>

Kintradwell No. 4 was catalogued during an inventory of Dunrobin Castle Museum's collection in 2019 by ARCH. It is listed under Acc. Nos. 1873.4 and ARC 549. It has also been referred to as stone 10 and stone C. It is in on display in case 23 shelf B. <2>

See link below to HES Canmore record for photographs and sketches.

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Grid reference Centred NC 9315 0838 (6m by 6m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC90NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish LOTH

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