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Brooch(S) (Tortoiseshell)(Norse)

Site Name Errol

Classification Brooch(S) (Tortoiseshell)(Norse)

Alternative Name(s) Luncarthy

Canmore ID 30463

Site Number NO22SE 1

NGR NO 25 22

NGR Description NO c. 25 22

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes (15 June 1964)

The brooches are still in Perth Museum: one is on exhibition.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 15 June 1964.

Archaeology Notes

NO22SE 1 c. 25 22

A pair of Norse tortoise brooches, found in 1785 at Errol, Perthshire, are in the Perth Natur Hist Museum (Acc. nos: 1291 and 1292).

Grieg could not find any brooches from Errol in the Museum, but did find two tortoise brooches there - type 'Righ' 647 (Acc. nos. 1891 and 1892), which, according to Ritchie, the director of the Museum, were from 'Luncarthy in Perthshire'.

H Shetelig 1954; S Grieg 1940; J Anderson and G F Black 1888


Note (21 December 1992)

There is considerable doubt as to where these brooches were actually discovered. Although they have been included in the RCAHMS (1994) gazetteer for South-east Perth, no other references are made to the brooches in the body of the text.

Information from Mr J R Sherriff (RCAHMS) 21 December 1992.


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