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St Madoes, Inchyra Stone

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    INCHYRA HOUSE POLICIES
  • Canmore ID
    28250
  • Site type
    INHUMATION, OGHAM INSCRIBED STONE, PICTISH SYMBOL STONE (PICTISH)
  • Parish
    ST MADOES
  • Council
    PERTHSHIRE
  • NGR
    NO 1904 2120
  • Latitude, longitude
    56.376137N, 3.312468W
  • Archeological notes
    N012SE 9 1904 2120 Now in Perth Museum and Art Gallery. (Undated) information in NMRS. Information from Thomas McLaren, 'Drawing and site plan of sculptured stone at Inchyra, 1945' (originals in Perth Museum and art Gallery) and also 'Drawing of sculptured stones in field 50 yards south of Inchyra House; 1945'. Both drawings held by the Scottish Record Office. (Undated) information in NMRS. Nothing remains at the site, which was pointed out on the ground at NO 1904 2120 by Mr. Chalmers, 23 Druid's Way, Pitfour, the discoverer of the burial in 1945. Visited by OS, 10 June 1964. In February 1945 a grave containing a skeleton was discovered in the course of ploughing in what had formerly been parkland 100m S of Inchyra House; the skeletal remains, which included the upper part of a skull, an arm bone and shoulder socket, were re-buried without detailed examination; they had been covered by a large flat slab and forty-nine water-rolled stones. The slab was found to be decorated on both faces with Pictish symbols and on one side and one end with ogam inscriptions; it is now in Perth Museum (PMAG 5/1945). One end of one side is decorated with a double-disc symbol and a fish, while at the other end of the same side there appear to be two unfinished symbols: a 'tuning-fork' and a mirror. On the other side of the stone, a fish and a snake have been incised. There are four ogam inscriptions; no interpretation as to the meaning of the inscriptions can, however, be offered. Information from RCAHMS (JRS) 15 December 1992. F T Wainwright 1961; R B K Stevenson 1961; O J Padel 1972. This slab, found during ploughing in 1945, was associated with a series of boulders covering an inhumation burial; the slab now in Perth Museum (5/45) bears on one side a double disc symbol and a fish at one end, a 'tuning fork' and mirror (unfinished) at the other, and on the other side a fish and serpent. There is an ogam inscription on one side and at the top. R B K Stevenson 1959; F T Wainwright 1961; H Coutts 1970; RCAHMS 1985. Class I symbol stone. One face has a double-disc above a salmon at one end,with a rectangle above a mirror at the other.On the other face is a salmon beside a serpent,and some Ogam strokes.The edge of the stone has further Ogam writing. A Mack 1997.
  • Architectural notes
    N/A

Related material information

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 28250 (9/1991)
    View of reverse of 'Inchyra Stone', bearing symbols, associated with inhumation burial, Inchyra
  • 28250 (9/1991)
    View of top of 'Inchyra Stone', bearing ogham inscriptions, associated with inhumation burial, Inchyra
  • 28250 (9/1991)
    Side view of opposite end of 'Inchyra Stone', bearing ogham inscriptions, associated with inhumation burial, Inchyra
  • 28250 (9/1991)
    Side view of 'Inchyra Stone', bearing ogham inscriptions, associated with inhumation burial, Inchyra
  • 28250 (9/1991)
    Front detail of opposite end of 'Inchyra Stone', associated with nhumation burial, Inchyra
  • 28250 (9/1991)
    Front detail of 'Inchyra Stone', bearing symbols, associated with inhumation burial, Inchyra
  • 28250 (10/1988)
    The RCAHMS team at work recording the Pictish cross-slab at St Madoes (Fraser 2008, no. 192).
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  • 28250 (1988)
  • 28250 (1988)
    left side and front
  • 28250 (1988)
    top
  • 28250 (1988)
    front
  • 28250 (1988)
    back
  • 28250 (1988)
    front
  • 28250 (1988)
    back
  • 28250 (1988)
    back
  • 28250 (1988)
    top
  • 28250 (1988)
    Left side and front
  • 28250 (1988)
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    right side
  • 28250 (1988)
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    St Madoes, Inchyra Stone left side & top
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    top
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    right side RCAHMS
  • 28250 (1988)
    right side RCAHMS

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 936548 (1988)
    Digital copy of photograph of face of symbol stone.
  • 936545 (1988)
    Digital copy of photograph of reverse of symbol stone.
  • 936544 (1988)
    Digital copy of photograph of reverse of symbol stone.
  • 936538 (1988)
    Digital copy of photograph of face of symbol stone.
  • 936535 (1988)
    Digital copy of photograph of reverse of symbol stone.
  • 681736 (1988)
    Left side and front. Digital image of B/3061/CN.
  • 397560 ()
    top
  • 397559 ()
  • 397558 ()
  • 397362 ()
    Side, detail of Ogham inscription.
  • 397361 ()
    Back
  • 397360 ()
    Front
  • 397216 ()
    Drawing of faces and edges of symbol stone. Inventory publication p. 95.

PRINTS AND DRAWINGS

  • 28250 (1988)
    Drawing of faces and edges of symbol stone. Inventory publication p. 95.
  • 28250 (1988)
    Drawing of faces and edges of symbol stone.
  • 28250 (1988)
    Reduced PMT copy of DC25222.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Perthshire, Sheet XCVIII1860
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Fife, Sheet 41854

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Perth and Clackmannan, Sheet 098.121860
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Perth and Clackmannan, Sheet 098.121860