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Learable Hill

Cross Incised Stone (Early Medieval), Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Learable Hill

Classification Cross Incised Stone (Early Medieval), Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 6698

Site Number NC82SE 1

NGR NC 89257 23493

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Early Medieval Carved Stones Project

Learable Hill, Sutherland, cross-incised standing stone

Measurements: H 1.58m, W 0.81m, D 0.24m

Stone type:

Place of discovery: NC 8925 2349

Present location: in situ.

Evidence for discovery: recorded in 1909 by RCAHMS during fieldwork for the Inventory.

Present condition: .


The west face of this standing stone is incised with an equal-armed linear cross, using broad grooves.

Date: early medieval.

References: RCAHMS 1911, no 380.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

Archaeology Notes

NC82SE 1 8925 2349.

(NC 8925 2349) Cross-marking Stone (NR)

OS 6"map, (1962)

A cross-marked standing stone 5'2" high, 2'8" broad and 9 1/2" thick. It faces east-west and bears on its upper west face a plain Latin cross 6 3/4" long by 5" across the arms, the grooves being about 1" broad.

RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909

The stone is as described by the RCAHMS but some excavation appears to have taken place around the base.

Visited by OS (W D J) 19 May 1961

The standing stone is as described by the RCAHMS. An opened clearance heap abuts it on the NNE side.

Visited by OS (J B) 23 December 1976


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