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Caithness Field Club Bulletin
A survey by Tim Blackie and Colin Macaulay

Reference Number: SSC/1O

Name: Ulbster

Description: Class 2 Symbol Stone

Original Location: St Martin's Chapel,

Ulbster ND 3345 4185

Present Location: Thurso Museum

Other documentation: BEAT p15
  ECMS iii p33
  IMCC No445  
  PSAS xcii p55
Dimensions: Length 5 feet
  Breadth up to 3 feet
  Width 8 inches


Thurso Heritage Museum

Notes: This is another superb stone which has suffered from much rough handling over the years, but it remains impressive.  On the front is an equal-armed cross with square ends and centre, above a narrow shaft and oblong base, made up of panels filled with knotwork and key pattern ornament.  This side is very worn, but various incised symbols and other depictions are evident.  On the other side, a plain equal-armed cross composed of five square knotwork panels is surrounded by four pairs of symbols, some decorated with spiral Designs.