Angus Doors Open Days 2022

Glamis Manse Cross Slab

Saturday 10 September
Tours at 10.30am, 11.30am & 1.15pm

Address:

The Manse
10 Kirkwynd
Glamis
DD8 1RT

Pre-booking is essential – email to book.

Event

The Glamis Manse Cross Slab (Glamis II) is a Pictish symbol stone, dating to between about AD 700 and 1000. It comprises a large, upright slab of red sandstone measuring 2.76m high and 1.5m across. On its eastern face are three incised Pictish symbols: a serpent, a fish, and an incomplete ‘mirror’ symbol. On its western face is a cross carved in shallow relief with double hollow ‘armpits’ and interlace, and a number of beasts/animals, a cauldron with protruding human legs, a pair of bearded figures with axes and a deer head symbol with triple disc beneath.

The Glamis Manse Cross Slab is a scheduled monument. This means it is designated as being of national importance and is legally protected under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.

Many scheduled monuments are on privately owned land, meaning that they are not always easily accessible to the wider public. In this case, the stone is located within a private garden. Historic Environment Scotland have been working with the site’s owners to facilitate access to the stone for visitors and have experts on hand who are able to answer questions.

Pre-booking is essential. For more information, or to book, email nicola.hall@hes.scot.