Appiehouse Stone

In 2011, when the farmhouse was being renovated by the previous owner, workmen found a carved stone under the flagstone floor.

The stone is thought to have been made in the 8th century AD when Christianity was being brought to Orkney. The carving on the stone shows both a Pictish ‘sea creature’ symbol and a Christian cross.

Approximately 4′ 6″ long the stone is believed to be the first of its kind found in Orkney.

The stone can now be seen displayed in the Sanday Heritage Centre.

Appihouse Stone discovered at farmhouse on Sanday, Orkney.