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Carn Liath

Carved Stone (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Carn Liath

Classification Carved Stone (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 6547

Site Number NC80SE 4.01

NGR NC 8704 0137

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Golspie
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

EARLY MEDIEVAL CARVED STONES PROJECT

Carn Liath, Sutherland, carved stone

Measurements: H 0.57m, W 0.48, D 0.13m

Stone type: sandstone

Place of discovery: NC 8704 0137

Present location: Dunrobin Museum, Dunrobin Castle.

Evidence for discovery: found during excavations of the broch and reported in 1871 by Joass (1890).

Present condition:

Description

The slab bears pecked concentric circles.

Date: could be prehistoric or early medieval.

References: Joass 1890, 105.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

Archaeology Notes

NC80SE 4.1 8704 0137.

From Carn Liath Broch but now in Dunrobin Museum No.19 0.57m x 0.48m maximum dimensions. 0.13m thick. Pecked concentric circles. Stone found during excavation of broch.

J M Joass 1873.

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