Dunino Parish Church, Churchyard, Sculptured Stone And Sundial

Cross Slab (early Medieval), Sundial

Site Name Dunino Parish Church, Churchyard, Sculptured Stone And Sundial

Classification Cross Slab (early Medieval), Sundial

Alternative Name(s) Cross-slab

Canmore ID 34486

Site Number NO51SW 8.2

NGR NO 54090 10908

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish Dunino
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District North East Fife
  • Former County Fife

Archaeology Notes

NO51SW 8.02 54090 10908

(NO 5409 1090) Sculptured Stone and SD (NR)

OS 6" map (1919)

The fragment, found while grave-digging, is described and illustrated by Stuart and the Museum Catalogue similarly to Allen and Anderson.

J Stuart 1867; D H Fleming 1931


Field Visit (26 August 1968)

No change.

Visited by OS (EGC) 26 August 1968

Field Visit (16 October 1956)

The sculptured stone in Dunino churchyard is as described by RCAHMS, and as shown by ground photographs.

Visited by OS (DS) 16 October 1956

Reference (1903)

Similar information to Royal Commission, on siting and dimensions. The stone was "sculptured on both faces with crosses in relief, the transverse parts of which have in the centre, a circle round the crossing of two diagonal lines drawn saltire wise from the opposite corners."

Another sculptured fragment found in digging a grave in Dunino churchyard, is said to have broken off from a larger stone which still lies buried. It is a portion of an upright cross-slab (?) of sandstone (broken all round the edges). 11"high, 1'7" wide and 5" thick sculptured in relief on one face with interlaced ornament."

J R Allen and J Anderson 1903

Field Visit (8 July 1925)

This stone is set with its axis north and south and stands with a distinct inclination to the north. It is 2'6" in height, 1' 11" wide and 1' 3" thick. The sculpturing on its east and west faces has been almost obliterated by weathering. "The top of the stone has been converted into a sundial bearing the date 1698 in incised figures. Another sculptured stone from Dunino is in the Cathedral Museum, St Andrews (No. 456)".

Visited by RCAHMS, 8 July 1925


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