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Rodney Stone, The


(Rodney's Stone)

Situated by the drive leading to Brodie Castle in Moray, The Rodney Stone (or Rodney's Stone) is a Pictish cross-slab dating from the 9th century. The stone is clearly decorated with a cross on one side and fish-monsters, an elephant and double-disc and Z-rod symbols on the other. On the roll mouldings at the edge of the stone there are examples of Ogam script. The stone, which was found while digging out foundations at the church in the nearby village of Dyke, was set up in the village in honour of Admiral George Rodney's victory over the French in the West Indies in 1782. It was moved to its present site at Brodie in 1842.


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