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Aberlemno 4 Description of stone

Event ID 1031047

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Early Medieval Carved Stones Project


Aberlemno 4, Angus, Pictish symbol stone

Measurements: H 1.76m above ground, W 0.50m

Stone type: Old Red Sandstone

Place of discovery: NO 52263 55900

Present location: in situ beside the road at Aberlemno.

Evidence for discovery: the stone was first recorded by Pennant in 1772.

Present condition: very weathered.


There are traces of circular motifs incised on this tapering slab, possibly representing a mirror symbol.

Date range: seventh century.

Primary references: Pennant 1776, 166-8; Fraser 2008, no 51.4.

Desk-based information compiled by A Ritchie 2017.

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