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

Reference Number: SSC/19

Name: Lybster

Description: Cross-incised Boulder

Present Location: Lybster Church

Original Location: Lybster Harbour

ND 2420 3490

Other Documentation: BEAT p25,
  IMCC No 297,
  MGC p166
Dimensions: Length 3 feet,
  Breadth 2 feet 2 inches,
  Width 2 feet 2 inches

Notes: This stone is recorded as originally lying on a slope above Ulbster harbour, and was first noted in the early eighteenth century (see MCG p166). It now lies in a rather inaccessible position outside the church at Ulbster, covered by a stone slab. The stone features an evidently natural basin-like depression which suggests that the stone was used as a baptismal font. The cross is incised, and consists of parallel lines forming an equal-armed cross with slightly expanded ends. The whole design measures some 1 foot 8 inches in width.