MHG9793 - Pictish Symbol Stone - Kintradwell No. 3


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Type and Period (1)

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

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Full Description

NC90NW 14.02 9316 0838.

Kintradwell 3, Sutherland, Pictish symbol stone
Measurements: H 1.12m, W 0.66m, D 0.09m
Stone type: red sandstone
Place of discovery: NC 9316 0838
Present location: Dunrobin Museum (ARC 538), Dunrobin Castle.
Evidence for discovery: found in 1872 close to the railway.
Present condition: much edge damage but the carving is mostly intact.
Description: This slab bears three incised symbols: a crescent and V-rod and on its right a mirror, touching the crescent, and to the left of the mirror handle there is a single-sided comb with a shaped back.
Date: seventh century.
References: ECMS pt 3, 44-5; Fraser 2008, no 143.3.
Compiled by A Ritchie 2016, Early Medieval Carved Stones Project <1>

Kintradwell 3 was catalogued during an inventory of Dunrobin Castle Museum's collection in 2019 by ARCH. It is listed under Acc. Nos. 1872.2 and ARC 538. It has also been referred to as stone 9 and stone A. It in on display on the lower floor. See attached picture taken by C. Ferne. <2>

See link below to HES Canmore record for photographs and sketches of the symbol stone.

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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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