Alternative Names Aberlemno Churchyard; Aberlemno No 2.
Site Type CROSS SLAB (PICTISH), PICTISH SYMBOL STONE (PICTISH)
Canmore ID 34806
Site Number NO55NW 26
NGR NO 52239 55554
Former Region TAYSIDE
Former District ANGUS
Former County ANGUS
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
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|Notes and Activities|
Notes NO55NW 26 52239 55554
For parish church and churchyard, see also NO55NW 28.
(NO 5223 5555) Cross Slab (NR)
OS 6" map (1970)
An upright cross-slab of Old Red Sandstone, 7ft 6ins high by 4ft 2ins wide at the bottom and tapering to 2ft 11 1/2ins wide at the top, by 8ins thick. The ornament is partly incised and partly relief, consisting of a cross edged by spirals, and on the reverse the two-legged rectangle, the Z-rod, the triple disc, and a battle scene consisting of three rows of figures.
J R Allen and J Anderson 1903
|21 August 1958||FIELD VISIT|
Notes This large Cross Slab remains as described in front of the west gable of Aberlemno Church.
Visited by OS (JLD) 21 August 1958
Notes Class II symbol stone - Aberlemno 2 - showing a cross on the face. On the reverse is a divided rectangle and Z-rod beside a triple disc. Below these are a detailed battle scene.
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): 209 figs 227A, 227B Held at RCAHMS G.1.11.ALL
Armit, I (1998i) Scotland's hidden history, Stroud, Gloucestershire
Page(s): 140-1 Fig 80 Held at RCAHMS E.2.1.ARM
Beck, R (1992) Scotland's native horse: its history, breeding and survival, Wigtown
Page(s): 142-3 Held at RCAHMS E.13.BEC