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Inveraray Castle, Grave-slab

Grave Slab (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Inveraray Castle, Grave-slab

Classification Grave Slab (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Iona, Grave-slab; Inveraray Castle Policies

Canmore ID 23345

Site Number NN00NE 11

NGR NN 096 092

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Inveraray
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NN00NE 11 096 092

See also NN00NE 15.00.

A fragment of a recumbent grave-slab, measuring 2'9" x 1'1", is on view outside Inveraray Castle (NN 09 09). It was removed from Iona.

J R Allen and J Anderson 1903; M Campbell and M Sandeman 1964.

There is no knowledge of this stone at the castle.

Visited by OS (DWR) 7 March 1973.

Now at Inveraray Castle (see NN00NE 11); removed from Reilig Odhrain about 1854. Fragment of a slab, 0.84m long. It bears an incomplete Latin cross with forked terminals, and a half-uncial Old Irish inscription reading: + OR(OIT) DO MAILFAT[AR/IC] ('A prayer for Mail-Phatraic'). The last four letters of the inscription were lost about 1852.

Professor K H Jackson dated it epigraphically to the 9th century.

I Fisher 2001.


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