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TITLE
Sculptured Stone at Shandwick
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_179_452
PLACENAME
Shandwick
DISTRICT
Fearn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Nigg
DATE OF IMAGE
1851
PERIOD
1850s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
30997
KEYWORDS
Pictish stones
stones
carved stones
carvings
Picts
standing stones
Shandwick
celtpicted
Sculptured Stone at Shandwick

One side of the Shandwick Stone is decorated with a cross and the other is separated into five panels. Stones like this, carved on both sides, were mainly erected between 700 and 800AD. The stone, which is over 10ft (3m) tall, blew down in a gale in 1846 but has been restored.

The Shandwick Stone, along with the stones at Nigg and Hilton, are similar to Sueno's Stone at Forres but the figures are more distinctly Christian.

The illustration is taken from 'Guide to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland' by George and Peter Anderson (3rd ed., 1851)

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Sculptured Stone at Shandwick

ROSS: Nigg

1850s

Pictish stones; stones; carved stones; carvings; Picts; standing stones; Shandwick; celtpicted

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

One side of the Shandwick Stone is decorated with a cross and the other is separated into five panels. Stones like this, carved on both sides, were mainly erected between 700 and 800AD. The stone, which is over 10ft (3m) tall, blew down in a gale in 1846 but has been restored. <br /> <br /> The Shandwick Stone, along with the stones at Nigg and Hilton, are similar to Sueno's Stone at Forres but the figures are more distinctly Christian. <br /> <br /> The illustration is taken from 'Guide to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland' by George and Peter Anderson (3rd ed., 1851)