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Description of stone

Event ID 1009932

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Early Medieval Carved Stones Project


East Wemyss, Jonathan’s Cave, Fife, Pictish rock carvings


Stone type: sandstone

Place of discovery: NT 3456 9723

Present location: in situ.

Evidence for discovery: Simpson and others visited the caves in 1865.

Present condition: weathered.


On the walls are carved double-disc symbols, Pictish beasts, birds, animals and fish, together with a boat with high prow and stern, rudder and five oars.

Date range: sixth to eighth century.

References: Simpson 1866; Ritchie & Stevenson 1993; Fraser 2008, no 81.3.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

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