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Latheron Mains, Farmhouse, Pictish Symbol Stone

Pictish Symbol Stone (Pictish)

Site Name Latheron Mains, Farmhouse, Pictish Symbol Stone

Classification Pictish Symbol Stone (Pictish)

Alternative Name(s) Lat 254; Latheron 2; Mains Of Latheron

Canmore ID 8149

Site Number ND13SE 31

NGR ND 1990 3343

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Latheron
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness

Early Medieval Carved Stones Project

Latheron 2, Caithness, Pictish symbol stone fragment

Measurements: L 0.45m, W 0.23m

Stone type: sandstone

Place of discovery: ND 1990 3343

Present location: Latheron Mains Farm

Evidence for discovery: found in or before 1956 re-used as a lintel in a false window in the S gable of the farmhouse.

Present condition: poor, whitewashed.


A fragmentary stone bearing an incised crescent and V-rod with ornament in the crescent.

Date: seventh century

Desk-based information compiled by A Ritchie 2016

Archaeology Notes

ND13SE 31 1990 3343

See also ND13SE 26, ND13SE 27 and ND13SE 142.

(ND 1990 3343) A symbol stone (Class I to judge by the photograph) was recognised as forming the lintel of a false window in the S gable of the farmhouse of Latheron Mains, by the occupant, Mrs K Brims, in or before 1956. It bears the crescent and V-rod with 'dome and wing' decoration. (See also ND13SE 26 and ND13SE 27. )

R B K Stevenson 1961.


Field Visit (14 October 1982)

The symbol stone is as described and as sited.

Visited by OS (J M), 14 October 1982.

Field Visit (1982)

Fragment of symbol stone, 0.45 x 0.23 x 0.23m, built into farmhouse wall, whitewashed.

C E Batey 1982

Reference (1997)

Latheron 2. Class I symbol stone showing a crescent and V-rod.

A Mack 1997.


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