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Carved Stone (Early Medieval)

Site Name Abernethy

Classification Carved Stone (Early Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Abernethy No. 3

Canmore ID 27995

Site Number NO11NE 82

NGR NO 18 16

NGR Description NO c. 18 16

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Abernethy (Perth And Kinross)
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Early Medieval Carved Stones Project

Abernethy 3 (?St Bridget), Perthshire, carved fragment

Measurements: H0.22m, W 0.34m

Stone type: sandstone

Place of discovery: NO c18 16

Present location: unknown.

Evidence for discovery: found built into the gable wall of a cottage near the Council House in Abernethy in the nineteenth century.

Present condition:


This was a trimmed fragment of a slab carved with diagonal key pattern.

Date: ninth or tenth century

References: ECMS pt 3, 310; Proudfoot 1997, 49.

Compiled by A Ritchie

Archaeology Notes

NO11NE 82 c. 18 16.

A stone, sculptured on one face with a diagonal key-pattern in relief is built into the gable wall of a cottage in Abernethy, near the Council House.

D Butler 1897; J R Allen and J Anderson 1903.

Not located.

Visited by OS 4 August 1965.

The present whereabouts of this stone is not known.

Information from RCAHMS (JRS), 25November 1996.


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