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Craig Of Hattel

Pictish Symbol Stone (Pictish)(Possible)

Site Name Craig Of Hattel

Classification Pictish Symbol Stone (Pictish)(Possible)

Canmore ID 8395

Site Number ND16NE 22

NGR ND 1877 6901

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Early Medieval Carved Stones Project

Craig of Hattel, Caithness, possible Pictish symbol stone

Measurements: H 1.83m

Stone type:

Place of discovery: ND 1877 6901

Present location: lost.

Evidence for discovery: recorded in the nineteenth century (OS Name Book 1873).

Present condition:

Description

This was a tall standing stone, said to have been carved with ‘a very crude drawing, resembling a greyhound’.

Date: uncertain.

Desk-based information compiled by A Ritchie 2016

Archaeology Notes

ND16NE 22 1877 6901.

(ND 1877 6901) Symbol Stone (NR) (site of)

OS 6" map, (1970)

A 6' high standing stone was removed from here many years ago, and it is not known what became of it. The stone was sculptured with a very crude drawing, resembling a greyhound.

Name Book 1873.

Activities

Field Visit (7 December 1981)

No further information was obtained regarding this symbol stone.

Visited by OS (J B) 7 December 1981.

Reference (2001)

Possible Class I symbol stone.

A Mack 2001

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