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Rosemarkie

Grave Slab (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Rosemarkie

Classification Grave Slab (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Rosemarkie Church; Rosemarkie Churchyard; Groam House 14

Canmore ID 139195

Site Number NH75NW 7.09

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 14, Ross & Cromarty, recumbent gravestone fragment

Measurements: H 0.44m, W 0.30m +, D 0.14m

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 near the church in Rosemarkie in 1998.

Present condition: broken along three edges and worn.

Description

This is part of the right-hand side of a tapering recumbent gravestone, carved in relief with a roll moulding along the edge and two stylised plant forms springing from an inner raised band.

Date: fourteenth or fifteenth century.

References: Seright & Henderson 2013, 11.

Desk-based information compiled by A Ritchie 2017.

Archaeology Notes

NH75NW 7.09 c. 737 576

NH 737 576 Found in a garden near Rosemarkie Church. Fragment (450 x 280 x 135mm) of a tapered slab with bevelled edge. Carved in low relief, it bears two oblique stems springing from a raised panel at the left. The stems have central channels which merge into stylised trefoils with pointed central leaves. Part of a grave-slab. Pink sandstone.

Sponsor: Groam House Museum.

S Seright, H Fearn and I Fisher 1998

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