MHG1135 - Cross Slab, Clach Na Ciplich

Summary

No summary available.

Type and Period (1)

  • CROSS SLAB (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

'Clach na Ciplich', Cross Slab: About 1 mile S by W of Thulachan, on highest point of the watershed, 600ft OD, is Clach na Ciplich, a thin sandstone slab, measuring 4ft by 2ft and 3ins thick. It faces NE and SW; on the latter face is incised a crude cross, measuring 2ft 6ins in length and 1ft 2ins across the arms. The slab is broken in three pieces.
T Sinclair 1890; RCAHMS 1911. <1><2>

ND 1056 3940. Cross slab remains as described by RCAHMS. It has sunk further into peaty knoll on which it stands, but it can be lifted out.
Visited by OS (J L D) 28 May 1960.

The broken right hand piece of slab is now missing.
DES 1977. <3>

Clach na Ciplich (NAT) Cross Slab (NR) OS 6" map, (1962)

No change. Visited by OS (J M) 4 March 1982.

photo (RCAMS), photo

A photograph of this site was submitted by a visitor to the HER website in August 2008. <4>


George Watson, Caithness Chapel Sites (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3470.


<1> Thomas Sinclair, 1890, The Gunns, 188 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2869.


<2> RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Third report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Caithness, 42, No. 149; illust (Text/Report). SHG2664.


<3> DES, 1977, 'Small finds', Discovery and Excavation in Scotland 1977, p.40-5, 41 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1514.


<4> Glass, D, Photographs of various HER sites submitted by David Glass (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG23870.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ND 1055 3940 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND13NW
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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