Balblair

Cup Marked Stone, Pictish Symbol Stone (pictish)

Site Name Balblair

Classification Cup Marked Stone, Pictish Symbol Stone (pictish)

Alternative Name(s) Moniack Castle; Wester Balblair; Balblair Stone

Canmore ID 269922

Site Number NH54NW 155

NGR NH 50958 45163

NGR Description NH c. 509 451

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kilmorack
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NH54NW 155 c. 509 451 Removed to NH 5518 4357

For present location (NH 5518 4357), see NH54SE 9

Until c.1827 a sculptured stone bearing the incised figure of a man and fourteen cup-marks, stood approximately 100 yards W of the parish school of Kilmorack. When that area of ground was then taken into cultivation, the stone was moved to stand close by the school, and subsequently, between 1867 and 1903, to the rockery of Moniack Castle, where it now stands (NH54SE 9). The school is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire sheet 10, 1876) at NH 51061 45167.

J Stuart 1867; J R Allen and J Anderson 1903.

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