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Afforsk Cross Stone

Afforsk Cross Stone. Large Stone with Pictish Cross and Ogham Symbols.

About 40 metres into the forest from the most northerly field of Mains of Afforsk there is an eminence topped with a Bronze Age cairn. At the edge of the cairn there is a stone which attracted the attention of Mike Davidson, a former Clerk to the Bailies of Bennachie. It was covered with moss which he removed and was astonished to find a Pictish incised cross. Archaeologists discovered on its edge a line of Ogham symbols, a primitive form of writing.

For more information see https://canmore.org.uk/site/80727/mains-of-afforsk


Map Reference: NJ 695 208 Coordinates: (57.276814,-2.5074667)

Scheduled Ancient Monuments

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