Ardross

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Alternative Names Stittenham
Site Type PICTISH SYMBOL STONE(S) (PICTISH)
Canmore ID 13738
Site Number NH67SE 12
NGR NH 650 743
Council HIGHLAND
Parish ROSSKEEN
Former Region HIGHLAND
Former District ROSS AND CROMARTY
Former County ROSS AND CROMARTY
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
NGR Desc NH c. 650 743

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Archaeological Notes

NH67SE 12 c. 650 743

Two sandstone fragments, bearing incised representations of a deer and wolf in Pictish style, were found 'built into an old wall at Stittenham' before 1891. Often known as the Ardross 'wolf' and 'horse', they are preserved in Inverness Museum (INVMG 00.208-9).
J R Allen and J Anderson 1903; RCAHMS 1979; RCAHMS 1985.

In Inverness Museum, two class I symbol stones showing:
Ardross 1 : a wolf
Ardross 2 : a deer's head
A Mack 1997.

 
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, 55-6 Held at RCAHMS G.1.11.ALL

Close-Brooks, J (1995a) The Highlands, Exploring Scotland's Heritage series, ed. by Anna Ritchie Edinburgh
Page(s): 85, 122, 123 Held at RCAHMS A.1.4.HER

Hanley, R G (1994a) A catalogue of the Class I Pictish symbol stones in the collections of Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness
Page(s): 5-6 Held at RCAHMS B.4.4.INV

Historic Scotland (1999e) The Picts in Tabraham, C Edinburgh
Page(s): 17 Held at RCAHMS E.11.HIS

Jackson, A (1984) The symbol stones of Scotland: a social anthropological resolution to the problem of the Picts, Kirkwall
Held at RCAHMS E.11.JAC

Logan, J (1829a) 'Observations on several monumental stones in the north of Scotland'. Archaeologia, vol.22
Page(s): 55-8

Macdonald, J (1863) 'Historical notices of the "Broch" or Burghead, in Moray, with an account of its antiquities', Proc Soc Antiq Scot, vol.4
Page(s): 160-82 plan, illust

Mack, A (1997) Field guide to the Pictish symbol stones, Balgavies, Angus
Page(s): 109 Held at RCAHMS E.11.MAC

RCAHMS (1979a) The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Easter Ross, Ross and Cromarty District, Highland Region, The archaeological sites and monuments of Scotland series no 6 Edinburgh
Page(s): 28, No. 237 Held at RCAHMS A.1.2.ARC(6)

Ritchie, J N G (1985) Pictish symbol stones: a handlist 1985, Edinburgh
Page(s): 12 Held at RCAHMS A.1.6.RIT

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