Rodney’s Stone

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This is an 8thC Pictish cross slab stone which was erected on the side of the drive to Brodie House in the 19thC when the estate was redesigned. The initials AC and KB were carved on the stone some time after 1560 when it was reused as a burial stone, but no-one knows who they were.

On the side facing the road are two carvings of sea monsters or sea horses facing each other. Beneath is a beautifully carved beast with a long snout and tail and body covered with interlaced carving. At the base are two double discs with interlaced carving and a Z-rod across them.

On the other side is a cross with interlaced panels. On the sides are remains of Pictish animals.

The name commemorates Admiral Rodney’s victory over the French in the Caribbean in 1782.

Make sure you stop and take your pictures of the stone on the way in to Brodie House as there is a one way system in operation.

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