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Rosemarkie

Carved Stone (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Rosemarkie

Classification Carved Stone (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Groam House 12

Canmore ID 260012

Site Number NH75NW 7.18

NGR NH 737 576

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Rosemarkie
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

EARLY MEDIEVAL CARVED STONES PROJECT

Rosemarkie 11, Ross & Cromarty, recumbent graveslab fragment

Measurements: H 0.45m, W 0.76m, D 0.16m

Stone type: sandstone

Place of discovery: NH 7372 5763

Present location: Groam House Museum, Rosemarkie (ROMGH.1992.8)

Evidence for discovery: found in a garden rockery in Fortrose in 1989.

Present condition: broken and very worn.

Description

This rectangular fragment has been trimmed down, probably for building purposes, from the head-end of a very large recumbent gravestone. Only the left-hand edge is original. The stone is carved in relief on one broad face, with a central sunken panel and a wide border of figural ornament. The sunken panel is bordered with a roll moulding and contains a raised square defined by a roll moulding, and double roll mouldings divide the square into four triangles, each filled with a triquetra knot. Within the border there is a figure on either side of the sunken panel, facing inwards, and a quadruped above the panel, but the details of the scene depicted are sadly obscured by wear. Below the feet of the figures are plain panels.

Date: ninth or tenth century.

References: Henderson & Henderson 2004, 200; Seright & Henderson 2013, 9.

Desk-based information compiled by A Ritchie 2017.

Archaeology Notes

NH75NW 7.18 737 576

A fragment of sculptured stone, carved in low relief. It comprises a broad marginal band, inhabited by human figures, framing a rectangular panel. In the centre of this a raised rectangular panel is filled by four triquetra knots (Groam House 1992.8).

MS/1785.

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