TO THE MEMORY OF THE
REV.D NEIL MACLEAN MA
WHO DIED ON THE 26TH OF AUGUST 1858
75TH YEAR OF HIS AGE
AND THE 49TH OF HIS INCUMBANCY
AS MINISTER OF
TYREE AND COLL
IS ERECTED BY HIS THREE DAUGHTERS
AS A TRIBUTE TO HIS WORTH AND TOKEN
AND TOKEN OF THEIR DEEP AND LASTING AFFECTION
Notes: Rev Minister of the Church of Scotland
FINGONIVS PRIOR DE Y ME DEDID
PHILIPPO IOHANNIS ET SVIS FILIIS
ANNO DOMINI M°CCCC°XCV°
Tapered slab with bevelled edge, 1.79m long by 0.48m wide at the head.
Below a foliated cross and flanked by plant scrolls is a two handed sword of the type known as a claymore. The quillons end in quatrefoil and there are slight traces of decoration on the scabbard. The incised inscription runs up the right hand bevel and finishes on the upper edge of the stone.
This stone has the earliest known representation of a claymore.
(Monumental Sculpture by Steer & Bannerman)
Translation“Prior of Iona, gave me to Philippus son of John, and to his sons in the year of Our Lord 1495”
Notes: Tapered slab broken off at the foot and very weathered. It measures 1.5m long by 0.43 m wide at the head. Within a double roll moulding there is an oblong at the top for an inscription, now no longer visible, under which is a square of irregular and tightly drawn interlace then a galley with a furled sail and below that two pairs of opposed beasts and an overall pattern of plant scroll ornament. Iona School 14th
Notes: Tapered slab 1.82cm long and 0.41 m wide at the head very worn. It has a double scroll moulding round the edge. At the top of the stone there is a label for an inscription now no longer visible and underneath, a galley with a furled sail. The rest of the decoration consists of a centrally placed sword with irregular knot work in the spaces above the quillions, and double plant scrolls on either side of the blade. The sword has a lobated pommel and short inclined quillions, so is not a claymore. Iona School 14th
Notes:Slab where nothing visible and it may be one of the 2 slab stones described by Beveridge that had no markings
Notes: Lower part of a tapered slab .075m long bearing a sword of uncertain type flanked by plant-scrolls .14th