Aberlemno Sculptured Stones

Aberlemno, United Kingdom

The Aberlemno Sculptured Stones are a series of five Class I and II Early Medieval standing stones found in and around the village of Aberlemno. The stones with Pictish carvings variously date between about AD 500 and 800.

Aberlemno 1, 3 and 5 are located in recesses in the dry stone wall at the side of the road in Aberlemno. Aberlemno 2 is found in the Kirkyard, 300 yards south of the roadside stones. In recent years, bids have been made to move the stones to an indoor location to protect them from weathering, but this has met with local resistance and the stones are currently covered in the winter.

Aberlemno 4, the Flemington Farm Stone was found 30 yards from the church, and is now on display in the McManus Galleries, Dundee.

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Founded: 500-800 AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in United Kingdom

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Michael Cann (4 months ago)
Wonderful carvings. Very clear. On roadside with some passing vehicles.
Alex Brown (5 months ago)
Worth a quick visit the church in the village is fantastic
rachelmb (5 months ago)
Fabulous piece of our history: they get covered up for the winter so it's seasonal visiting only. Free parking at the village hall: also a wee car park at the church.
Raúl Fabregat (12 months ago)
It just amazing to see how these stones erected by the Picts have been standing for more than a millenium. So much history in them.
Raúl Fabregat (12 months ago)
It just amazing to see how these stones erected by the Picts have been standing for more than a millenium. So much history in them.
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