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Rothiebrisbane Description of stone

Event ID 1022142

Category Descriptive Accounts



Rothiebrisbane, Tocherford, Aberdeenshire, Pictish symbol stone

Measurements: H over 0.71m, W 0.53m, D 0.3m

Stone type: whinstone

Place of discovery: NJ 6981 3305

Present location: built into the east gable of Fyvie church.

Evidence for discovery: found re-used as a covering slab over a drain across the road from Rayne to Auchterless, about 5km west of Rothiebrisbane, and taken to the garden of Rothiebrisbane House. The OS Name Book (1867) records that it once stood in the centre of the stone circle at Tocherford.

Present condition: good.


The slab is incised with an arch above an irregular circle containing three small circles.

Date: seventh century.

References: ECMS pt 3, 184-5; Fraser 2008, no 44.

Desk-based information compiled by A Ritchie 2017.

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