MHG9795 - Findspot of symbol stone (Kintradwell 5), Kintradwell


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Type and Period (2)

  • FINDSPOT (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)
  • INSCRIBED STONE (Pictish to Early Medieval - 300 AD to 1057 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC90NW 13 9298 0794.
Symbol Stone found AD 1852 (NAT). OS 6" map, (1964)

In the immediate vicinity of where stone coffins were discovered, a stone with incised Pictish symbols was unearthed by a strong gale of wind about AD 1852. This stone is deposited in the museum at Dunrobin Castle. Name Book 1873.

This symbol stone was not located in Dunrobin Castle Museum, the only reference to one from near Kintradwell Broch, being No 7 (see NC 90 NW 15). Visited by OS (W D J) 3 April 1962.

Class I symbol stone (lost) - Kintradwell 5 - symbols not specified.
A.Mack 1997 p.141

Kintradwell 5, Sutherland, Pictish symbol stone?
Stone type:
Place of discovery: NC 9298 0794
Present location: lost. It was said to have been deposited in Dunrobin Museum, but the museum’s collection began two years later than the discovery of the stone.
Evidence for discovery: found as a result of coastal erosion around 1852.
Present condition:
Description: No details are known but it is said to have been incised with symbols.
References: OS Name Book 1873, vol 2, 8; Fraser 2008, no 143.5.
Compiled by A Ritchie 2016, Early Medieval Carved Stones Project

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Grid reference Centred NC 9297 0794 (6m by 6m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC90NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CLYNE

Finds (1)

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

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