Cross Slab (pictish), Pictish Symbol Stone (pictish)

Site Name Aberlemno

Classification Cross Slab (pictish), Pictish Symbol Stone (pictish)

Alternative Name(s) Aberlemno Churchyard; Aberlemno No 2.

Canmore ID 34806

Site Number NO55NW 26

NGR NO 52239 55554

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Angus
  • Parish Aberlemno
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Angus
  • Former County Angus


Reference (1903)

NO55NW 26 52239 55554

For parish church and churchyard, see also NO55NW 28.

(NO 5223 5555) Cross Slab (NR)

OS 6" map (1970)

An upright cross-slab of Old Red Sandstone, 7ft 6ins high by 4ft 2ins wide at the bottom and tapering to 2ft 11 1/2ins wide at the top, by 8ins thick. The ornament is partly incised and partly relief, consisting of a cross edged by spirals, and on the reverse the two-legged rectangle, the Z-rod, the triple disc, and a battle scene consisting of three rows of figures.

J R Allen and J Anderson 1903

Field Visit (21 August 1958)

This large Cross Slab remains as described in front of the west gable of Aberlemno Church.

Visited by OS (JLD) 21 August 1958

Reference (1997)

Class II symbol stone - Aberlemno 2 - showing a cross on the face. On the reverse is a divided rectangle and Z-rod beside a triple disc. Below these are a detailed battle scene.

A Mack 1997.


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