Strathpeffer, Clach An Tiompain
Pictish Symbol Stone (Pictish)
- Council Highland
- Parish Fodderty
- Former Region Highland
- Former District Ross And Cromarty
- Former County Ross And Cromarty
NH45NE 6 4849 5852.
(NH 4848 5851) Clach an Tiompain (NAT)
OS 6"map, Ross-shire, 1st ed., (1875)
This symbol stone, which is called locally the 'Clachan Tiumpan' is a slab of contorted blue gneiss, roughly rectangular, but with the right hand top corner broken away, 2 ft 8 ins high by 2 ft wide and 10 ins thick, sculptured with incised lines on one face with the horse- shoe symbol, and under it the bird symbol.
J R Allen 1903
This stone stands on a small tumulus.
Name Book 1875
(Name: NH 484 585) Clach an Tiompain (NAT) Symbol Stone (NR)
OS 25"map, (1967)
Clach an Tiompain, a symbol stone as described.
Surveyed at 1:2500.
Visited by OS (N K B) 30 July 1981
Visited by RCAHMS (JRS) March 1989.
Class I symbol stone bearing on the south-east face a horseshoe above an eagle.
A.Mack 1997 p.120
Publication Account (1995)
A stout slab, somewhat damaged at the top, which has been re-erected in a concrete base in its original position. It bears two symbols: a 'horseshoe' decorated with a curvilinear pattern and below this a realistic eagle with long wing feathers, hooked beak and strong claws. The stone is often called simply 'The Eagle Stone', but its Gaelic name was 'Clach Tiompan' or sounding stone. It is a good example of a Pictish symbol stone and the symbols are deeply incised and easy to see.
Information from ‘Exploring Scotland’s Heritage: The Highlands’, (1995).