Angus SMR - NO55NW0008 - ABERLEMNO PICTISH SYMBOL STONES

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NameABERLEMNO PICTISH SYMBOL STONES
NRHE Card No.NO55NW8
NRHE Numlink 34860
HES SM No. 90004
HES LB No.
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Complete 2
Details Pictish symbol stones and standing stone. Aberlemno No.1 is a Class I Symbol Stone. It is a red sandstone pillar, 1.8m high, 0.9m wide and 0.2m thick, having on one face the serpent, double-disc and Z-rod, mirror and comb symbols. There are six cup-marks on the reverse near the base of the stone. To the south-west is a standing stone (Aberlemno No. 4), 1.7m high by 0.6m broad at base, tapering to 0.3m at the top and 0.2m thick which has doubtful traces of a crescent and a curved line. Further south-west is a rectangular, upright Class II cross-slab (Aberlemno No. 3) carved in relief, 2.7m high by 1.0m wide by 0.2m thick. One side bears a full-length ring cross, interlacing animals and angels holding books. The reverse bears the crescent and V-rod and the double-disc and Z-rod. Below this is a hunting scene with trumpeters and at the bottom is a centaur and what appears to be David rending the lion's jaw. The right and left sides have incised spiral decorations. The sculptures are well preserved. This stone is fixed in a stone base. The three stones stand by the roadside, the field dyke skirting them on the E.
Last Update14/08/2017
Updated Bycpalmer
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Date of Compilation 

Easting: 352259.725952649, Northing: 755894.290303434

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National Grid Reference: NO 5225 5589



Event Details

Event DateEvent TypeOASIS ID
1832 Field Observation
1848 Field Observation
1999 Field Survey
2001 Field Survey

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Artefact and Ecofact

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Monument Types

Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
BASESSTONE O100
STONES PICTISH IA100
STONES CUP-MARKEDP100
STONES PICTISH IIB100
SYMBOLS SERPENTC100
SYMBOLSDOUBLE-DISCZ-RODD100
SYMBOLSMIRROR E100
SYMBOLSCOMB F100
STANDING-STONES  G100
CROSS-SLABS  H100
SYMBOLSANGEL I100
SYMBOLS BOOKJ100
SYMBOLSHUNTING K100
SYMBOLS TRUMPETL100
SYMBOLSCRESCENTV-RODM100
SYMBOLS CENTAURN100