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Balluderon, 'st Martins Stone'

Cross Slab (Pictish), Pictish Symbol Stone (Pictish)

Site Name Balluderon, 'st Martins Stone'

Classification Cross Slab (Pictish), Pictish Symbol Stone (Pictish)

Alternative Name(s) Balkello; Martin's Stone

Canmore ID 31864

Site Number NO33NE 2

NGR NO 3748 3758

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Angus
  • Parish Tealing
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District City Of Dundee
  • Former County Angus


Reference (1845)

'Martin's Stone': a broken cross-slab standing within an iron fence, is as described and illustrated.

New Statistical Account (NSA) 1845.

Reference (1903)

Martin's Stone is an upright cross-slab (Class II) 4' high by 2'3" wide, sculptured in relief on one side.

J R Allen and J Anderson 1903.

Field Visit (1980)

Measuring 2m x 0.68m x 0.17m, it is of sandstone and is broken away at the top. On one face the lower end of a cross-shaft bearing a horseman, the elephant, serpent and 2-rod symbols and a second equestrian figure are carved in relief.

Visited by R Jones, 1980.

Reference (1997)

Class II symbol stone. On the east face are part of a cross with two mounted figures beside which is an elephant over a serpent and Z-rod.

A Mack 1997.

External Reference (7 December 1998)

The monument comprises a Pictish cross-slab dating to the second half of the 1st millennium AD. It stands, within a small railed enclosure, in an area of arable farmland, at around 150m OD and comprises a sandstone slab measuring about 2m high by about 0.7m wide and some 0.2m in thickness.

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 7 December 1998.


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