MHG5721 - Raasay House, cross slab


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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

See also:

NG53NW0004 Sanctuary crosses?
NG53NW0012 Cross base

JHooper, 30/11/2001

NG53NW 13 5478 3661.

(NG 5478 3661) Sculptured Stone (found AD 1846) (NAT)
(NG 5477 3658) Standing Stone (NR) (Sculptured) (Site of)
OS 25"map, Inverness-shire, (1904)

(NG 5477 3658) Standing Stone (NR) (Sculptured)
OS 25"map, Inverness-shire, (1877)

Immediately S of Torr Iain Ghairbh (NG53NW 10), a sculptured stone was found in 1846, which is presently placed in an upright position near the E end of Raasay House. This rough granite slab bears on one side in relief what appears to commemorate one of the stages of the Passion of Christ, and is possibly one of the eight crosses referred to by Boswell as St. Maol-luag's chapel sanctuary markers (see NG53NW 4).
(The OS published entries indicate that this stone was removed from where it was set up, some time between 1877 and 1904.)
Name Book 1877; F A Pottle and C H Bennett 1963.

This stone could not be found at Raasay House. Local enquiries proved negative.
Visited by OS (A S P) 12 June 1961.

No further information.
Visited by OS (R L) 22 September 1971.

No further information on this missing stone was forthcoming during the ACFA 2005 survey of burial and church monuments on Raasay. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NG 5477 3660 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG53NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish PORTREE

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