MHG47322 - Cross-slab - Rosemarkie


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (15/06/2004)
NH75NW 7.14 737 576

Fragment of a slab bearing, in low relief, a ring-headed cross, rising from a base of one step. The one intact arm terminates in a pair of miniature volutes (Groam House 1992.9).

Rosemarkie 12, Ross & Cromarty, end-panel fragment
Measurements: H 0.47m, W 0.52m
Stone type: sandstone
Place of discovery: NH 737 576
Present location: Groam House Museum, Rosemarkie (ROMGH.1992.9)
Evidence for discovery: found in the churchyard at Rosemarkie in 1990.
Present condition: broken top and bottom and worn.
This fragment has a roll moulding along the vertical edges and is carved in relief with a ringed cross with circular armpits. The cross is set into a squared base, which tapers outwards slightly towards the base. The surviving terminal of the right-hand side-arms is finished with two spirals. On face C, behind the arm, is a groove, 25mm deep and 60 mm wide, which may have accommodated a side-panel of a composite box-shrine.
Date: eighth or ninth century.
References: Henderson & Henderson 2004, 207; Seright & Henderson 2013, 12.
Early Medieval Carved Stones Project, A Ritchie 2017.

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Grid reference Centred NH 737 576 (20m by 20m)
Map sheet NH75NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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