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

Reference Number: SSC/18

Name: Shurrery

Description: Cross-incised Slab

Present Location: Sandside House (private)

Original Location: Tigh a' Bheannich,

Shurrery ND 0407 5786

Other Documentation: BEAT p12
  IMCC No 406
Dimensions: Length 2 feet 5 inches
  Breadth 9 inches
  Width 8 inches

Notes: This stone was originally found in a stone dyke near Shurrery, not far from what was evidently the site of a chapel; the basic features of the chapel can just about be made out at the site, and large stones litter the area. The iconography of this stone is interesting. Incised on one face is a small circle enclosing a simple equal-armed cross, with a stem tapering outwards below. The whole effect is similar to certain stones from other areas, such as Whithorn in the south-west of Scotland, which have been ascribed to the immediate post-Roman Period. Below the cross is a plain incised circle 8 inches in diameter.