MHG13624 - Rune stone - Old St Peter's, Thurso


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

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Full Description

Built into the tower of the church is a runic stone. Proposals to remove for conservation reasons - HAW 5/2004

NMRS Report: (30/03/2007 09:52:15)
ND16NW 387 12043 68616

A rune-inscribed stone discovered in St Peter's Church, Thurso, is listed in the National Museums of Scotland's database of early medieval sculpture. No further detail is available.
Information from RCAHMS (IFr), 16 June 2004.)

The rune-inscribed stone was incorporated in masonry, high up in the NW angle of the tower of St Peter's Church, Thurso. The stone measures 650mm in length, by 350mm in breadth, and 180mm in thickness. Between December 2006 and February 2007 it was removed from the wall, conserved, and replaced with a replica. The runic inscription runs along the narrow edge of the block. Once removed the stone was found to have formed part of a larger stone, bearing the greater part of an incised expanded arm cross on one face, and possible carving in relief on the other.
Information from Nicolas Boyes Stone Conservation (March 2007).

See also:
ND16NW0010 Church
ND16NW0299 Font
ND16NW0300 Graves

Old St Peter's, Thurso, Runic Stone. (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG15387.

Old St Peter's, Thurso, Runic Stone. (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG15388.

<1> RCAHMS, 02/2008, Annual update from Canmore, 260118 (Dataset). SHG24123.

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Grid reference Centred ND 1203 6861 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND16NW
Civil Parish THURSO
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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