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Carved Stone (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Rosemarkie

Classification Carved Stone (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Rosemarkie Church; Rosemarkie Churchyard

Canmore ID 139194

Site Number NH75NW 7.08

NGR NH 737 576

NGR Description NH c. 737 576

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Early Medieval Carved Stones Project

Rosemarkie 15, Ross & Cromarty, carved fragment

Measurements: H 0.31m, W 0.30m, D 0.11m

Stone type: pink sandstone

Place of discovery: NH 737 576

Present location: Groam House Museum, Rosemarkie (ROMGH.1998)

Evidence for discovery: found in a garden at Rosemarkie in 1994.

Present condition: broken and worn.


This small fragment is carved with a roll-moulded border and part of an interlace design.

Date: eighth or ninth century.

References: Seright & Henderson 2013, 10.

Desk-based information compiled by A Ritchie 2017.

Archaeology Notes

NH75NW 7.08 c. 737 576

NH 737 576 Found in a garden near Rosemarkie Church. The fragment (175 x 158 x 80mm) is carved on one face with a section of interlace adjacent to a border. The border lies along what may be an original edge. Pink sandstone.

Sponsor: Groam House Museum.

S Seright, H Fearn and I B Henderson 1998.


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