NO3737 : Martin's Stone

taken 13 years ago, near to Leoch, Angus, Great Britain

Martin's Stone
Martin's Stone
This Pictish symbol stone is in the middle of a field, surrounded by an iron fence. Martin's Stone has long been associated with the tale of the Dundee Dragon. The farmer at nearby Pitempton had nine daughters, and one day he sent one to the well for water. When she did not return, he sent another, and so on until all nine were missing. When he investigated he found their mangled remains along with a great serpent or dragon. A young man named Martin, lover of one of his daughters, attacked the dragon and eventually slew it. The stone is 1.2m in height by 0.7m width, and is carries both Pictish and Christian symbols
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Date Taken
Friday, 3 June, 2005   (more nearby)
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Friday, 3 June, 2005
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Historical item   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 37 37 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 56:31.5214N 3:1.0523W
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