MHG42120 - Cross Slabs - Eigg Lodge, Isle of Eigg

Summary

A number of fragments of cross slab are on display in the porch of Eigg Lodge. They originally come from near Kildonan Church.

Type and Period (2)

  • CROSS SLAB (Early Medieval to Medieval - 561 AD to 1559 AD)
  • CARVED STONE (Early Medieval to Medieval - 561 AD to 1559 AD)

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Full Description

Fragments of Celtic cross slab, repaired and mounted on plinth, stand in entrance porch. <1>

The probable location of a monastery is supported by the number of early carved stones which have been found in or near Kildonan church (see MHG25041). One of these (no.5) remains inside the building and the others are displayed in the porch of The Lodge at Galmisdale (NM 4790 8420). Canmore entry contains details of the fragments of carved stones on display. <2>

See MHG44972 for links to HES Canmore records for further information on the cross slabs.

The stones may have been moved to St Donnan’s Roman Catholic Church at NM 4741 8853. GW 11/04/19

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Location

Grid reference Centred NM 4789 8421 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NM48SE
Civil Parish SMALL ISLES
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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