Newton House, Newton Stone
Site Type GRAVE(S), OGHAM INSCRIBED STONE, PICTISH SYMBOL STONE (PICTISH)
Canmore ID 18084
Site Number NJ62NE 12
NGR NJ 6623 2972
Former Region GRAMPIAN
Former District GORDON
Former County ABERDEENSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
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NJ62NE 12.00 6623 2972
NJ62NE 12.01 NJ 6623 2972 Pictish Symbol Stone
NJ62NE 12.02 NJ 6623 2972 Stone: ogam-inscribed
(NJ 6623 2972) Sculptured Stones (NAT)
OS 6" map, Aberdeenshire, 2nd ed., (1901)
Two sculptured stones, one an Ogham-inscribed stone, known as the Newton stone, the other a Class I symbol stone, as enclosed within an iron railing close to the E side of Newton House.
The former, 6'8" high, originally stood in a plantation near Shevock toll-bar (NJ 6676 2883), on the slope of a hill above Shevock Burn, 3/4 mile S of Newton House. Graves were discovered nearby but their connection with the stone is not proven (Simpson 1943).
The Class I symbol stone, 6' 9" high, with double-disc, Z-rod, and serpent symbols, is said to have been placed on the march between Newton and Rothney, 1/2 mile W of the toll-gate of Shevock about 1 mile S of Newton House. (NJ 66 28.)
J R Allen and J Anderson 1903; W D Simpson 1943.
Notes Class I symbol stone bearing on the S. face a double-disc over a serpent and Z-rod.
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): Vol. 3, 178, 198 fig. 215 Held at RCAHMS G.1.11.ALL
Brash, R R (1875) 'Remarks on the ogham inscription of the Newton Pillar Stone', Proc Soc Antiq Scot, vol.10
Carr, R (1870) 'On the inscriptions upon the stone at Newton Insch, Aberdeenshire, and on the inscriptions on a sculptured stone at St Vigean's, Forfarshire', Proc Soc Antiq Scot, vol.7