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Cross Slab (Early Medieval)

Site Name Achareidh

Classification Cross Slab (Early Medieval)

Canmore ID 15098

Site Number NH85NE 13

NGR NH 868 564

NGR Description NH c.868 564

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Nairn
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Nairn
  • Former County Nairn

Early Medieval Carved Stones Project

Achareidh, Nairn, cross-slab fragment


Stone type: sandstone

Place of discovery: NJ 868 564

Present location:

Evidence for discovery: found buried near Achareidh in 1890 (Bain) or 1891 (ECMS).

Present condition:


This small fragment is carved in relief on one face with the corner of a panel of key pattern.

Date range: eighth or ninth century

Primary references: Bain 1893, 48; ECMS pt 3, 117.

Desk-based information compiled by A Ritchie 2018.

Archaeology Notes

No further information obtained during field investigation.

Visited by OS 29 November 1961.


Field Visit (May 1978)

Achareidh NH 868 564 NH85NE 13

A small unweathered fragment of an Early Christian/Pictish class III stone bearing a key pattern on one face is preserved at Achareidh House. The stone was found in 1891 just to the NW of the house.

RCAHMS 1978, visited May 1978

Bain 1893, 48; Allen and Anderson 1903, iii, 117


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