Abernethy No. 1
This Class I symbol stone was dug out of the foundations of a house and built into the wing of a house called Mornington on the east side of School Wynd, belonging to a Miss Murray in the early 20th century.
The stone was removed from the house and installed on a plinth at the base of Abernethy Round Tower, with a stone lintel added to its top. It measures around 0.9m tall by 0.65m in breadth and is around 0.21m thick. There are several deeply-incised symbols, with a decorated “tuning fork” in the middle, a hammer to its left and an “anvil” to its right, all above a crescent and V-rod.
The stone was trimmed at some point in the past, presumably for use as a foundation stone, which has truncated the carvings of the tuning fork and the crescent and V-rod.
OS Map for Abernethy No. 1
Alternative names for Abernethy No. 1
Mornington; School Wynd