Dogton Stone

National Grid Reference (NGR): NT 23610 96860, map


Address

Dogton Farm
Dogton
Fife
Scotland

Introduction

This stone, which is in a field on Dogton Farm, 1.5km to the south of Kinglassie, is all that remains of a free standing cross with Pictish symbols.  Its origin is uncertain but it may date to the tenth century and may mark the victory of Constantine over the Danes. This stone is located in a field on Dogton Farm, which is 1.5km to the south of the village of Kinglassie.


Description

The arms of the cross are gone, but some carvings are still visible.   The face of the stone is weathered, but carvings which may represent a horseman and intertwined serpents may still be made out.   


People / Organisations:

NameRoleDatesNotes
Historic ScotlandCuratorNOW

Events:

  • Cross: Build/construction (0900)
    Possibly dates to the tenth century.

Archive References:

NameReferenceNotes
Canmore - Online database View Canmore Report Online: 52892
Scottish Church Heritage Research Archive - Offline databaseReference: 3339

Bibliographic References:

NameAuthorDateNotes
Buildings of Scotland: FifeGifford, J1988p. 274
The Kingdom of FifePride, G.1990