Aberdeenshire SMR - NJ42NE0029 - RHYNIE OLD KIRKYARD PICTISH STONES

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Primary ReferenceNJ42NE0029
NameRHYNIE OLD KIRKYARD PICTISH STONES
NRHE Card No.NJ42NE32
NRHE Numlink 17194
HES SM No. 84
HES LB No.
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Complete 1
Details Two Class I Pictish symbol stones were dug up amongst a number of other large stones from the foundations of the old church at Rhynie (NJ42NE0053) in the summer of 1878. One, of red granite, was used to form the foundation of a gate pillar but was recovered and now stands with the other against the north wall of the old churchyard by the entrance gateway. The other, of whinstone, was reported (1880) to have been broken up and part reused as road metal. The whinstone example has a beast's head, double-disc, Z rod, and mirror and comb symbols on it. The red granite stone is incised with a double-disc, Z-rod, crescent and V-rod and mirror symbol. These two stones are on display at the entrance of the old church, along with another symbol stone (NJ42NE0046) found during ploughing at nearby Barflat in 1978.
Last Update14/08/2017
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Easting: 349956.578, Northing: 826512.638

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Monument Types

Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
STONES PICTISH IA100
SYMBOLS BEAST'S HEADB100
SYMBOLSDOUBLE-DISCZ-RODC100
SYMBOLSMIRRORCOMBD100
SYMBOLSCRESCENTV-RODE100
SYMBOLSMIRROR F100