Two carved stones, possibly two fragments of the same stone, were found in 1816 within a stone circle somewhere to the south-west of Creich manse.
The stone circle was discovered by workmen digging on the south side of the most northern of the three ridges of hills which rise up to Norman’s Law, and burned human bone and charcoal were discovered under one of the sculptured stones. One of these carved stones was moved to the centre of a second stone circle which was found in 1817 but re-erected in the grounds of Creich manse and can still be found there. The other carved stone was sent to the National Museum of Scotland and given the catalogue number IB 165.
The stones were previously interpreted as Class I symbol stones however Historic Environment Scotland no longer seem to classify them as such and the designs don’t look particularly Pictish. I will leave this record here pending further research.
Alternative names for Creich
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