Newton House, Newton Stone

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Canmore ID 18084
Site Number NJ62NE 12
NGR NJ 6623 2972
Former Region GRAMPIAN
Former District GORDON
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

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.

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Aberdeenshire Historic Environment Record

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
Page(s): 134-41

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
Page(s): 11-23

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