Newton House, Newton Stone
Grave(s), Ogham Inscribed Stone, Pictish Symbol Stone (pictish)
- Council Aberdeenshire
- Parish Culsalmond
- Former Region Grampian
- Former District Gordon
- Former County Aberdeenshire
NJ62NE 12.00 6623 2972
NJ62NE 12.01 NJ 6623 2972 Pictish Symbol Stone
NJ62NE 12.02 NJ 6623 2972 Stone: ogam-inscribed
(NJ 6623 2972) Sculptured Stones (NAT)
OS 6" map, Aberdeenshire, 2nd ed., (1901)
Two sculptured stones, one an Ogham-inscribed stone, known as the Newton stone, the other a Class I symbol stone, as enclosed within an iron railing close to the E side of Newton House.
The former, 6'8" high, originally stood in a plantation near Shevock toll-bar (NJ 6676 2883), on the slope of a hill above Shevock Burn, 3/4 mile S of Newton House. Graves were discovered nearby but their connection with the stone is not proven (Simpson 1943).
The Class I symbol stone, 6' 9" high, with double-disc, Z-rod, and serpent symbols, is said to have been placed on the march between Newton and Rothney, 1/2 mile W of the toll-gate of Shevock about 1 mile S of Newton House. (NJ 66 28.)
J R Allen and J Anderson 1903; W D Simpson 1943.