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Arnhall, The Mill

Pictish Symbol Stone (Pictish)(Possible)

Site Name Arnhall, The Mill

Classification Pictish Symbol Stone (Pictish)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Edzell

Canmore ID 269041

Site Number NO66NW 113

NGR NO 604 690

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Fettercairn
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Kincardine And Deeside
  • Former County Kincardineshire


Arnhall, Kincardineshire, carved stone

Measurements: 0.26m by 0.12m

Stone type: sandstone

Place of discovery: NJ 604 690

Present location: in Brechin Town House Museum.

Evidence for discovery: found on the north bank of the River North Esk after a flooding episode in 2003. Its location lies within a narrow bend of the river.

Present condition: all edges are broken and worn, but the carving is clear.


This small fragment appears to be part of a larger carved slab. It bears a hollow within an incised circle, with a possibly symmetrical incised pattern on either side.

Date range: early medieval.

Primary references: Fraser 2008, 14, no 4.

Desk-based information compiled by A Ritchie 2019


Artefact Recovery (2003)

A fragment of carved stone was found on the path on the north bank of the North Esk, near Edzell, after a major storm and flooding. The stone has been assigned by the Treasure Trove Advisory Panel to Brechin Town House Museum (04/03).

DES (2003), 170; Information from M H King, The Meffan, Forfar.

Note (3 December 2004)

The date of the stone is uncertain, but the combination of a ringed cup-mark and a pattern of incised curved lines is reminiscent of the Pictish symbol stone, Littleferry Links no.3 (NH89NW 2).

Information from RCAHMS (IFr, 3 December 2004).


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