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Flemington, Aberlemno

Pictish Symbol Stone (Pictish)

Site Name Flemington, Aberlemno

Classification Pictish Symbol Stone (Pictish)

Alternative Name(s) Flemington Farm; Aberlemno 5

Canmore ID 34815

Site Number NO55NW 33

NGR NO 524 556

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Angus
  • Parish Aberlemno
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Angus
  • Former County Angus


Aberlemno, Flemington Farm, Angus, Pictish symbol stone

Measurements: H 1.50m, W 0.53m, D 0.30m

Stone type: Old Red Sandstone

Place of discovery: NO 524 556

Present location: McManus Galleries, Dundee.

Evidence for discovery: found during ploughing in 1962

Present condition: weathered.


This slab is incised with a horseshoe or arch symbol over a Pictish beast symbol.

Date range: seventh century.

Primary references: DES 1962, 1; Fraser 2008, no 52.

Desk-based information compiled by A Ritchie 2017.


Artefact Recovery (1961)

This Class 1 Pictish symbol stone, found in the course of ploughing in 1961, is now in Dundee Museum (Accession no: 1969-267); measuring 1.5m by 0.53m and 0.3m in thickness, it bears a 'beast' and a horseshoe with internal scrolls.

J D Boyd 1962; I Henderson 1964; H Coutts 1971; RCAHMS 1983; 1985.

Reference (1967)

Class I symbol stone - Aberlemno 5 - showing a horseshoe above an elephant.

A.Mack 1997

Field Visit (July 2005)

Photographic Survey

Photographed, no date recorded but published in Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries vol. 95, 1961-2.


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