Strathpeffer, Clach An Tiompain
Alternative Names Strathpeffer, The Eaglestone
Site Type PICTISH SYMBOL STONE (PICTISH)
Canmore ID 12458
Site Number NH45NE 6
NGR NH 4845 5852
Former Region HIGHLAND
Former District ROSS AND CROMARTY
Former County ROSS AND CROMARTY
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
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|Notes and Activities|
NH45NE 6 4849 5852.
(NH 4848 5851) Clach an Tiompain (NAT)
OS 6"map, Ross-shire, 1st ed., (1875)
This symbol stone, which is called locally the 'Clachan Tiumpan' is a slab of contorted blue gneiss, roughly rectangular, but with the right hand top corner broken away, 2 ft 8 ins high by 2 ft wide and 10 ins thick, sculptured with incised lines on one face with the horse- shoe symbol, and under it the bird symbol.
J R Allen 1903
This stone stands on a small tumulus.
Name Book 1875
(Name: NH 484 585) Clach an Tiompain (NAT) Symbol Stone (NR)
OS 25"map, (1967)
Clach an Tiompain, a symbol stone as described.
Surveyed at 1:2500.
Visited by OS (N K B) 30 July 1981
Visited by RCAHMS (JRS) March 1989.
Class I symbol stone bearing on the south-east face a horseshoe above an eagle.
A.Mack 1997 p.120
|Books and References|
Allen and Anderson, J R and J (1903) The early Christian monuments of Scotland: a classified illustrated descriptive list of the monuments with an analysis of their symbolism and ornamentation, Edinburgh
Page(s): pt.3, 59-61 illust. Held at RCAHMS G.1.11.ALL
Close-Brooks, J (1986a) Exploring Scotland's heritage: the Highlands, Exploring Scotland's heritage series Edinburgh
Page(s): 129, No. 64 Held at RCAHMS A.1.4.HER
Close-Brooks, J (1995a) The Highlands, Exploring Scotland's Heritage series, ed. by Anna Ritchie Edinburgh
Page(s): (no. 71), 22, 46, 129-30 Held at RCAHMS A.1.4.HER