Redland, Firth

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Site Type PICTISH SYMBOL STONE (PICTISH)
Canmore ID 1985
Site Number HY31NE 15
NGR HY 378 171
Council ORKNEY ISLANDS
Parish FIRTH
Former Region ORKNEY ISLANDS AREA
Former District ORKNEY
Former County ORKNEY
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

HY31NE 15 c.37 17.

An incomplete slab of clay slate, 3 ft 9 ins long by 21 ins wide by 3 1/2 ins thick, bearing the rectangular symbol with the crescent and V-shaped symbols beneath, was found many years ago above the fireplace of a cottage near Redland. It is said to have come originally from near the Broch of Redland (HY31NE 12).
RCAHMS 1946.

The cottage mentioned by the RCAHMS was not located, and there is no local knowledge of the original findspot.(Information from Mr Scott (Owner), Redland, Firth, Orkney).
Visited by OS(RL) 9 June 1966.

Now in the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS, Accession no.IB 24)
RCAHMS 1985.

Class I symbol stone bearing a rectangle above a crescent and V-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): 20 Pl.iii Held at RCAHMS G.1.11.ALL

Mack, A (1997) Field guide to the Pictish symbol stones, Balgavies, Angus
Page(s): 33 Held at RCAHMS E.11.MAC

Petrie, G (1873) 'Notice of the brochs or large round towers of Orkney, with plans, sections, drawings, and tables of measurements of Orkney and Shetland brochs', Archaeol Scot, vol.5, 1
Page(s): 85

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