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Aberlemno

Pictish Symbol Stone (Pictish)(Possible)

Site Name Aberlemno

Classification Pictish Symbol Stone (Pictish)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Aberlemno Roadside; Aberlemno No.4

Canmore ID 34862

Site Number NO55NW 8.02

NGR NO 52263 55900

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

EARLY MEDIEVAL CARVED STONES PROJECT

Aberlemno 4, Angus, Pictish symbol stone

Measurements: H 1.76m above ground, W 0.50m

Stone type: Old Red Sandstone

Place of discovery: NO 52263 55900

Present location: in situ beside the road at Aberlemno.

Evidence for discovery: the stone was first recorded by Pennant in 1772.

Present condition: very weathered.

Description

There are traces of circular motifs incised on this tapering slab, possibly representing a mirror symbol.

Date range: seventh century.

Primary references: Pennant 1776, 166-8; Fraser 2008, no 51.4.

Desk-based information compiled by A Ritchie 2017.

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Reference (1983)

NO55NW 8.02 5226 5590.

No.4. On the stone that has been set up at the roadside (between Nos. 1 and 3), there are traces of a crescent and a curved line.

RCAHMS 1983.

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