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The Kincardine Stone

Kincardine Stone
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The Kincardine Grave marker is the most northerly of a type of monument unique to the Picts and carved from the mid-8th century. It measures 1524mm long by 355mm high and 508mm wide and was intended to lie horizontally on the top of a grave.

The carvings along the long side have been interpreted as

After the Pictish period many carved stones were reused - the top has been inscribed in more recent times as gravestone. It is very badly worn but the date 1725 can be clearly seen

The opposite side has had two rectangles hollowed out. Was this for use in an ecclesiastical setting, or as a horse trough or ....?

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