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Clach Na H-uaighe

Cross Slab (Early Medieval)

Site Name Clach Na H-uaighe

Classification Cross Slab (Early Medieval)

Canmore ID 7166

Site Number NC92SW 1

NGR NC 9102 2104

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

Clach na H-uaighe, Sutherland, cross-slab

Measurements: H 1.40m, W 0.69m

Stone type:

Place of discovery: NC 9102 2104

Present location: in situ.

Evidence for discovery: first recorded in the mid nineteenth century, standing close to the confluence of the Kildonan Burn with the River Helmsdale.

Present condition: some damage to the edges of the slab.


An irregularly shaped upright slab has been carved with a simple linear cross, with broad pecked and smoothed lines. Flaking has obscured the terminals of the arms but there appears to have been a slight expansion.

Date: seventh or eighth century.

References: NSA 1845, vol 15, 147.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

Archaeology Notes

NC92SW 1 9102 2104.

(NC 9102 2104) Clach ma h-Uaighe (NR)

OS 6"map, (1963)

An upright cross slab 4' 7" high and 2' 3" broad, bearing on its west face an incised Latin cross with expanded terminals and a rounded base. It measures 2' by 1' 10" across the arms.

The stone is named variously Clach an Eig, (RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909 and J Mackay 1894), Clach na h-Uighe (RCAHMS 1911), Clach-na-heudh (New Statistical Account [NSA] 1841) and Clach na h'Uaighe, (Name Book 1871 and

A cross-slab as described.

Visited by OS (W D J) 3 June 1961

No change to previous field report.

Visited by OS (J M) 8 Feburary 1977.


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