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Dunkeld, Dunkeld Cathedral, 'hogback Stone'

Grave Slab (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Dunkeld, Dunkeld Cathedral, 'hogback Stone'

Classification Grave Slab (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 27161

Site Number NO04SW 1.05

NGR NO 0237 4259

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Dunkeld And Dowally
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NO04SW 1.05 0237 4259

Re-classified as 'coped grave-slab'.

Information from RCAHMS (JRS) 4 December 1992.


Observation (June 2009 - July 2009)

NO 02393 42595 This small collection, which was assessed during June–July 2009, has recently undergone conservation and has been set up in a new display in the W tower of the cathedral. Among the earlier pieces there is a hog-back tomb, the upper face of which has a cross with a stepped calvary on one side and clear tegulation on the other. A later piece is the tomb of Alexander Douglas (d 1547), where the slab is incised with the figure of a churchman, his hands clasped in prayer, wearing a fringed stole, chasuble and alb. A cross with a stepped calvary is incised to the right of the figure. Near the damaged lower edge, and therefore incomplete, is a shield with two stars above seven pheons(?) with a chalice above. This and other inventories of carved stones at Historic

Scotland’s properties in care are held by Historic Scotland’s Collections Unit. For further information please contact

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