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Meigle Museum, Perthshire

Meigle Museum, Perthshire

catalogue of early Christian and Pictish monuments.

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Published by HMSO in Edinburgh .
Written in English


Edition Notes

First issued 1957.

SeriesAncient Monuments of Scotland
The Physical Object
Pagination5p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16208172M

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Meigle Museum is unusual in retaining its 19th century form as depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. Technological excellence or innovation, material or design quality Red sandstone is a standard building material in this area of Perthshire, which lies close to the Angus border. Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: Meigle Museum -- Catalogs. Art, Pictish. Inscriptions, Pictish. View all .

  This little museum houses several delicate Pictish stones that could also be displayed in prestigious large museums. In Meigle, however, one can study and admire them without any glass barrier or the like. Really good explanations on Pictish history, also from the helpful stuff. Good books 63 TripAdvisor reviews. Meigle Museum hotel reviews, photos and virtual tours Thanks to photos and virtual tours, you can look before you book your Meigle Museum hotel reservation. Check out Meigle Museum hotel properties using interactive tools which allow you view hotel rooms, common areas and key features.


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Meigle Museum’s collection of early medieval sculpture is one of the most important in Western Europe. What to see and do Look for the collection’s oldest stone, the 8th-century cross-slab Meigle 1, with its Pictish symbols, horsemen and animals.

Every stone at Meigle has its own story to tell, and the excellent guide book describes Perthshire book on display in detail. Three large cross-slabs (stone slabs with crosses carved on their front faces) dominate the museum.

The most spectacular is Meigle 2, towering m above its base. This originally stood near the entrance to Meigle Churchyard and has an imposing cross carved into its front face.

- This site is closed until Spring We’re working hard to gradually reopen the places you love while making sure the experience is safe for everyone. The Picts in stone - Meigle Museum /5(63). Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum, Attractions in Meigle, Perthshire.

Huge choice of Attraction across Perthshire Home Today Book Hotels Search Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum Meigle Perthshire PH12 8SB Click for phone Write a review. Today's best hotels deals. Perthshire book This page viewed on 1, occasions since 12th October Mei Perthshire, architectural panel.

Measurements: H m, W m. Stone type: sandstone. Place of discovery: NO Present location: Meigle Museum. Evidence for discovery: first recorded by Gordon in or before ‘erected’ in the churchyard.

Find Meigle Museum admission prices, including for Historic Scotland members and Explorer Pass holders, plus Meigle Museum opening times. Admission prices and opening times for Meigle Museum in Perthshire, Kinross and Angus.

Live / More of our sites are now available to pre-book in advance of their opening later this month. We are working hard. The Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum displays 26 Pictish carved stones dating from the late 8th century to the late 10th century.

This site is closed until Spring We’re working hard to gradually reopen the places you love while making sure the experience is safe for on: Meigle Museum, Dundee Road, PH12 8SB. Meigle Museum form one of the most important collections to have been found in Scotland and many are on display in the Pictish Stones Museum housed in the old school just behind the church.

One of these stones, which carries a depiction of a human surrounded by four beasts, has given rise to the legend that Queen Guinevere or Vanora is buried at Meigle. Meigle is a village in Strathmore, lies in the council area of Perth and Kinross in the Coupar Angus and Meigle ward.

The nearest town is Forfar in neighbouring smaller settlements nearby are Balkeerie, Kirkinch and is accessed from the north and south via the B it had a population of AND OUR MISSION IS TO: • Engage in activities to develop public understanding and engagement with the arts, culture, history, natural and cultural heritage of the Community Council areas of Alyth, Blairgowrie & Rattray, Coupar Angus & Bendochy, Meigle, Mount Blair and Kirriemuir Landward West through the establishment, development and maintenance of The Cateran Ecomuseum.

Meigle is a small village on the A94 road from Couper Angus to Forfar. Glamis Castleis just a few miles further on Angus. The collection of around 30 stones were all found in the village, mostly in the churchyard.

The museum was originally a school house but was taken over at the end of the 19th century specifically to house the Pictish stones. The Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum is a permanent exhibition of 27 carved Pictish stones in the centre of the village of Meigle in eastern Scotland.

It lies on the A94 road running from Coupar Angus to Forfar. The museum occupies the former parish school, built The collection of stones implies that an important church was located nearby, or perhaps a monastery.

Meigle Museum: Pictish carved stones Paperback – Import, January 1, by Anna Ritchie (Author) › Visit Amazon's Anna Ritchie Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more.

See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central Reviews: 1. MEIGLE 14 Is a fragment of a cross slab with a carving of a cleric holding a book. MEIGLE 21 is a cross slab stone with a crudely executed cross with an interwoven pattern.

MEIGLE 22 is part of what is described as an architectural frieze This has a strange humanoid figure with entwined legs ending in fish tails and holding curled serpents. Alyth ( miles from Meigle Museum) Set in Alyth in the Perthshire region, Braeburn House features a garden.

The accommodation is 50 km from St Andrews, and guests benefit from private parking available on site and free WiFi. Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum The former Meigle schoolhouse is home to one of the most important collections of early medieval sculpture in western Europe.

Built next to the graveyard where most of the stones were found, it contains a collection of 26 Pictish carved stones dating from the late 8 th. The little Historic Scotland run museum is one of the best places to see ancient Pictish stones and carvings and learn about their history.

The small book self has some very good materials for those wanting to do more research. Great place to browse among the stones and marvel at their history TripAdvisor reviews. Set in Meigle in the Perthshire region, Islabank Farmhouse is a 4-star property boasting free WiFi.

The property is miles from Perth and free private parking is offered. Offering direct access to a patio, this holiday home comes with 3 separate bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen.

A TV is featured. Bodies at an historic Perthshire cemetery will be interred for a second time, after their bones were left exposed by crumbling tombs. The worsening state of lairs at Meigle. When I visited the Meigle museum I was struck immediately by the amount of Christian imagery, having had in my mind typical images of paganism when it came to the Picts.

The presence of crosses and other Christian images is due to the conversion of the Picts to Christianity after the Irish abbot of Iona, St. Columba, ventured into ‘Pictland. Cardean Mill - A wonderful former mill in riverside location, 1 mile from the village of Meigle.

Working wheel feature still in place, en-suites, WiFi, trout fishing on river. Blairgowrie 9 miles. Meigle, Perthshire Surrounded by countryside and secluded gardens is Kinloch Beag, a single-storey detached home with flexible accommodation currently laid .Local attractions include Glamis Castle and Gardens (6 miles) – the setting of Shakespeare's Macbeth, and the Meigle Museum (1 mile) with its display of thousand-year-old Pictish stone carvings.

Keen walkers and nature-lovers can explore the Loch of Lintrathen ( miles) and the RSPB Loch of Kinnordy Nature Reserve ( miles).