Strathpeffer, Clach An Tiompain

Pictish Symbol Stone (pictish)

Site Name Strathpeffer, Clach An Tiompain

Classification Pictish Symbol Stone (pictish)

Alternative Name(s) Strathpeffer, The Eaglestone

Canmore ID 12458

Site Number NH45NE 6

NGR NH 4845 5852

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Fodderty
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NH45NE 6 4849 5852.

(NH 4848 5851) Clach an Tiompain (NAT)

OS 6"map, Ross-shire, 1st ed., (1875)

This symbol stone, which is called locally the 'Clachan Tiumpan' is a slab of contorted blue gneiss, roughly rectangular, but with the right hand top corner broken away, 2 ft 8 ins high by 2 ft wide and 10 ins thick, sculptured with incised lines on one face with the horse- shoe symbol, and under it the bird symbol.

J R Allen 1903

This stone stands on a small tumulus.

Name Book 1875

(Name: NH 484 585) Clach an Tiompain (NAT) Symbol Stone (NR)

OS 25"map, (1967)

Clach an Tiompain, a symbol stone as described.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (N K B) 30 July 1981

No change.

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS) March 1989.

Class I symbol stone bearing on the south-east face a horseshoe above an eagle.

A.Mack 1997 p.120



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