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TITLE
Pictish, Class II stone in Edderton Churchyard
EXTERNAL ID
HC_ARCH3_86042_012
PLACENAME
Edderton
DISTRICT
Tain
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Edderton
SOURCE
The Highland Council Archaeology Unit
ASSET ID
13266
KEYWORDS
Pictish stone
cross-slab
ring-cross
Class II
Edderton
Ross and Cromarty
Picts
ancient
Pictish, Class II stone in Edderton Churchyard

A view of the Pictish standing stone at Edderton Churchyard, in Edderton, Ross and Cromarty. A cross-slab of red sandstone showing a ring-cross, Class II, despite its location, there is no reason to believe this was a burial piece. There is another cross located on the other side of the stone.

The Picts is a term given to a confederation of tribes that existed in the north and east of Scotland from before the invasion of Britain by the Romans, up until the tenth century. The name is thought to have originated from the ancient Greek, 'picti', which means the 'painted people'. The little that is known about the culture and history of the Picts has been preserved in symbol stones.

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Pictish, Class II stone in Edderton Churchyard

ROSS: Edderton

Pictish stone; cross-slab; ring-cross; Class II; Edderton; Ross and Cromarty; Picts; ancient

The Highland Council Archaeology Unit

A view of the Pictish standing stone at Edderton Churchyard, in Edderton, Ross and Cromarty. A cross-slab of red sandstone showing a ring-cross, Class II, despite its location, there is no reason to believe this was a burial piece. There is another cross located on the other side of the stone. <br /> <br /> The Picts is a term given to a confederation of tribes that existed in the north and east of Scotland from before the invasion of Britain by the Romans, up until the tenth century. The name is thought to have originated from the ancient Greek, 'picti', which means the 'painted people'. The little that is known about the culture and history of the Picts has been preserved in symbol stones.