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Abdie Church, Lindores Stone

A Scheduled Monument in Howe of Fife and Tay Coast, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.3336 / 56°20'0"N

Longitude: -3.1992 / 3°11'57"W

OS Eastings: 325951

OS Northings: 716332

OS Grid: NO259163

Mapcode National: GBR 28.4TFS

Mapcode Global: WH6QV.T2RG

Entry Name: Abdie Church, Lindores Stone

Scheduled Date: 7 December 1998

Last Amended: 28 May 2018

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7883

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Crosses and carved stones: symbol stone

Location: Abdie

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Howe of Fife and Tay Coast

Traditional County: Fife

Description

The monument comprises a class I Pictish symbol stone which originally stood on the crest of Kaim Hill but was then moved to a garden wall at Lindores and subsequently (in 1970) to its present site within the Old Mort House at Abdie Parish Church.

The stone (which measures 1.67m by 0.55m and 0.37m thick) is decorated with the triple disc symbol, crescent and V-rod symbols and also has a mirror symbol on one side. A sun dial and bench mark have been added to the principal face at a more recent date. The stone is also known as The Lindores Symbol Stone.

The position of the stone is indicated in red on the accompanying updated map extract. Only the stone itself is scheduled, without any surrounding or underlying area.

 

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a fine example of a class I Pictish symbol stone which has the potential to increase our knowledge and understanding of the Pictish period in Fife.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Sources

Bibliography

References:

Allen, J. R. (1903) The Early Christian Monuments of Scotland Part III classified, illustrative descriptive list of the monuments, arranged by counties.

RCAHMS (1994) Pictish Symbol Stone: A Handlist, 6-7.

Ritchie, J. N. G. and Ritchie, P. R. (1982) Pictish Symbol Stones from Lindores and Westfield Farm, Fife, Proc Soc Antiq Scot, 112, 563-4.

Walker, B. and Ritchie, G. (1987) Fife and Tayside.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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