NS4074 : Dumbarton Castle: ancient stones

taken 7 years ago, near to Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Dumbarton Castle: ancient stones
Dumbarton Castle: ancient stones
The stones are on display in the Governor's House (NS4074 : Dumbarton Rock: The Governor's House). Several were recumbent grave-slabs, dating variously from the 10th to 14th centuries, and stylistically similar to others found in the Govan area. An exception is the stone at the lower right, which was inscribed in 1704.

The stone at the far left has carved on it the base and part of the shaft of a cross, but also features scissors at its upper right.
Dumbarton Rock and Castle

The Rock is a volcanic plug, and it has a long history as a fortified site. For further information, see the Geograph article "Dumbarton Rock and Castle": Link

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Wednesday, 5 November, 2014   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 18 November, 2014
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4000 7441 [10m precision]
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