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Pictish Symbol Stone(S) (Pictish)

Site Name Ardross

Classification Pictish Symbol Stone(S) (Pictish)

Alternative Name(s) Stittenham

Canmore ID 13738

Site Number NH67SE 12

NGR NH 650 743

NGR Description NH c. 650 743

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Rosskeen
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NH67SE 12 c. 650 743

Two sandstone fragments, bearing incised representations of a deer and wolf in Pictish style, were found 'built into an old wall at Stittenham' before 1891. Often known as the Ardross 'wolf' and 'horse', they are preserved in Inverness Museum (INVMG 00.208-9).

J R Allen and J Anderson 1903; RCAHMS 1979; RCAHMS 1985.

In Inverness Museum, two class I symbol stones showing:

Ardross 1 : a wolf

Ardross 2 : a deer's head

A Mack 1997.


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