Newton House, Newton Stone

Grave(s), Ogham Inscribed Stone, Pictish Symbol Stone (pictish)

Site Name Newton House, Newton Stone

Classification Grave(s), Ogham Inscribed Stone, Pictish Symbol Stone (pictish)

Canmore ID 18084

Site Number NJ62NE 12

NGR NJ 6623 2972

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Culsalmond
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Gordon
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ62NE 12.00 6623 2972

NJ62NE 12.01 NJ 6623 2972 Pictish Symbol Stone

NJ62NE 12.02 NJ 6623 2972 Stone: ogam-inscribed

(NJ 6623 2972) Sculptured Stones (NAT)

OS 6" map, Aberdeenshire, 2nd ed., (1901)

Two sculptured stones, one an Ogham-inscribed stone, known as the Newton stone, the other a Class I symbol stone, as enclosed within an iron railing close to the E side of Newton House.

The former, 6'8" high, originally stood in a plantation near Shevock toll-bar (NJ 6676 2883), on the slope of a hill above Shevock Burn, 3/4 mile S of Newton House. Graves were discovered nearby but their connection with the stone is not proven (Simpson 1943).

The Class I symbol stone, 6' 9" high, with double-disc, Z-rod, and serpent symbols, is said to have been placed on the march between Newton and Rothney, 1/2 mile W of the toll-gate of Shevock about 1 mile S of Newton House. (NJ 66 28.)

J R Allen and J Anderson 1903; W D Simpson 1943.


Reference (1997)

Class I symbol stone bearing on the S. face a double-disc over a serpent and Z-rod.

A Mack 1997.


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