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St Orland's Stone, Glamis

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.6381 / 56°38'17"N

Longitude: -2.9784 / 2°58'42"W

OS Eastings: 340083

OS Northings: 750018

OS Grid: NO400500

Mapcode National: GBR VK.9VGH

Mapcode Global: WH7QK.6DYZ

Entry Name: St Orland's Stone, Glamis

Scheduled Date: 16 November 1923

Last Amended: 9 January 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM90270

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Crosses and carved stones: cross slab

Location: Glamis

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Traditional County: Angus

Description

The monument comprises a cross slab of Pictish date. It is set within an enclosing fence and is in the care of the Secretary of State for Scotland. It is being re-scheduled to clarify and slightly extend the protected area.

The monument comprises a rectangular, upright cross slab dating to the eighth or ninth centuries AD. It measures some 2.4m high by about 0.8m wide at the base, tapering slightly towards the top, by about 0.25m thick. On one face is a full length cross carved in relief, together with a variety of interlaced patterns. On the reverse are several Pictish symbols and figures including a rare depiction of a manned boat. Excavations in 1855 uncovered several burials around the base of the stone.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the stone and the enclosure within which it lies. It is rectangular, measuring 5m ENE-WSW by 4m, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract. The boundaries are formed by the edge of the modern enclosure. Above-ground components of this enclosure are excluded from the scheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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