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Dyce, Saint Fergus' Church, Pictish Symbol Stone No 1

Pictish Symbol Stone (Pictish)

Site Name Dyce, Saint Fergus' Church, Pictish Symbol Stone No 1

Classification Pictish Symbol Stone (Pictish)

Alternative Name(s) Chapel Of St Fergus; Old Parish Church Of Dyce; Dyce, Old Church

Canmore ID 19465

Site Number NJ81NE 8.01

NGR NJ 8752 1541

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeen, City Of
  • Parish Dyce
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District City Of Aberdeen
  • Former County Aberdeenshire


Reference (1903)

NJ81NE 8.01 8752 1541

This symbol stone is said to have been found in the glebe, and, until it was placed [sic] under the Ancient Monuments Act in 1890, it was built into the E wall of the churchyard; it is now preserved within the old church. It is a slab of grey granite, of approximately rectangular shape, rounded at one end, 5ft 6ins (1.67m) long by 2ft 3ins (0.7m) wide, sculptured with incised lines on one (front) face bearing, at the topm, the elephant symbol and, below it, the double-disc and Z-rod symbol. The discs are ornamented with circles and central spots.

J R Allen and J Anderson 1903.

Reference (1963)

(Location cited as NJ 887 130). A Class I stone in St Fergus' church, Dyce, is decorated with an 'elephant' symbol above a double disc and Z-rod symbol, both clearly and very regularly incised.

R W Feachem 1963.


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