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Inchbraoch, Braoch Road

Cross Slab (Early Medieval)

Site Name Inchbraoch, Braoch Road

Classification Cross Slab (Early Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Inchbraoch No. 2; Rossie Island; Inchbrayock Church; Craig, Former Parish Church

Canmore ID 36231

Site Number NO75NW 2.02

NGR NO 7093 5675

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Early Medieval Carved Stones Project

Inchbrayock 2 (St Brioc), Angus, Pictish cross-slab fragment

Measurements: H 0.31m, W 0.33m, D 0.08m

Stone type: sandstone

Place of discovery: NO 7093 5675

Present location: Montrose Museum.

Evidence for discovery: found in 1857 in Inchbrayock graveyard and transferred to Montrose Museum in 1859.

Present condition: broken and worn.


This is the upper portion of a cross-slab, carved in relief and edged with a plain flatband moulding on both sides. The cross on face A is framed by a roll moulding and has rectangular terminals and a central square, the whole filled with loose two-strand interlace. On either side of the upper arm is a winged human figure with a bird head facing left. The left-hand figure has a hooked beak, while that on the right has a long straight beak. Face C bears a horse-rider trotting to the left, with a shield, sword and possibly a dagger. Beneath the horse are traces of a deer with antlers.

Date range: ninth century.

Primary references: ECMS pt 3, 254-5; RCAHMS 2003.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

Archaeology Notes

NO75NW 2.2 7093 5675

Nos. 2 This was found in the vicinity of St Braoch's Church (NO75NW 2) along with a Pictish symbol stone Class 2 (NO75NW 2.1) and cross-slab (NO75NW 2.3). Inchbrayock 2 is now in Montrose Museum (NO 7162 5771).

RCAHMS 1978; J R Allen and J Anderson 1903


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