Friday, July 20, 2007

Abdie old church Lindores North Fife

This Pictish Stone is housed in a little out-building next to Abdie Church Cemetery. Over the centuries It has been made into a sundial, the Roman numerals within a square and a deep central vertical slot in the centre where the Gnonom was fixed. At a later date in the nineteenth century a surveyors bench mark was added without regard to its origins. The detail is more evident by a click on the image. It may actually have started out as a sundial, the knowledge and use of has been around for over two and a half thousand years. Who knows? Whatever, it's a stone that many craftsmen have been connected to and it survives.

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