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Inveraven Churchyard,symbol stones

A Scheduled Monument in Speyside Glenlivet, Moray

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Latitude: 57.4213 / 57°25'16"N

Longitude: -3.3621 / 3°21'43"W

OS Eastings: 318289

OS Northings: 837590

OS Grid: NJ182375

Mapcode National: GBR L923.DKT

Mapcode Global: WH6KC.BQ7M

Entry Name: Inveraven Churchyard,symbol stones

Scheduled Date: 30 November 1923

Last Amended: 11 May 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM349

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Crosses and carved stones: symbol stone

Location: Inveravon

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Speyside Glenlivet

Traditional County: Banffshire


The monument comprises four Pictish symbol stones, with incised decoration, affixed to the wall of Inveraven parish church. The stones are decorated as follows:

1: Crescent and V-rod, triple disc and cross bar, mirror and comb;

2: fragment of head of "Pictish Beast";

3: large disc and rectangle, goose, mirror;

4: crescent and V-rod, "Pictish Beast".

The three larger stones stand upon the gravel of the path around the church; the smallest stone (2 above) does not touch the ground.

The area to be scheduled measures 7m E to W and 2m N to S, including all four stones, their metal fixings and that part of the church wall, from foundations to 3m above ground, to which the stones are affixed, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a group of four very fine Pictish carvings, which can contribute to our understanding of the art-historical and social context of Pictish symbol stones.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NJ 13 NE 7.00.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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