A hoard of silver items was discovered around 1830 approximately 5.5m to the south-east of a standing stone (since removed).
It consisted of a chain and possible buckles, pins and brooches, and while one of the pins was thought to date to the 2nd century AD the hoard was later identified as being Pictish and possibly dating to the 8th century.
Part of a damaged brooch, thought to date to the 4th to 6th centuries, can be seen labelled “3” in the photo below (along with a brooch from the Norrie’s Law hoard labelled as “2” and a brooch labelled “1” from Tummel Bridge).
The pin and the chain were placed in Banff Museum.
Alternative names for Gaulcross
Where is Gaulcross?
Gaulcross is in the parish of Fordyce and the county of Banffshire.
Grid reference: NJ 5354 6392
Lat / long: 57.662803, -2.780262
OS Map for Gaulcross
Weather at Gaulcross
max 10°C / min 8°C
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