NJ0459 : Sueno's Stone, Forres

taken 3 years ago, near to Springfield, Moray, Great Britain

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Sueno's Stone, Forres
Sueno's Stone, Forres
Sueno’s Stone is a gigantic Pictish cross-slab in local sandstone measuring 7m tall. Its carvings are ornate and unique. It incorporates a rare and complex narrative depiction of a battle, and a wholly unique scene interpreted as a royal inauguration NJ0459 : Sueno's Stone

The stone would have once overlooked the marshy floodplains of the rivers Mosse and Findhorn. Unusually, it’s still associated with the place it was first erected, though we know little of its wider context.

It is situated on a raised bank on a now isolated section of the former road to Findhorn and was recently enclosed in a glass case for its protection. The stone is named for Sweyn Forkbeard, but this association is almost certainly in error.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 26 September, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
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Stone 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 0465 5953 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:36.9381N 3:35.8650W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 04681 59561
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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