MHG7678 - Applecross Sanctuary Cross, Camusterrach


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Type and Period (2)

  • BOUNDARY STONE (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)
  • (Alternate Type) BOUNDARY CROSS (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

One of the Applecross sanctuary crosses/stones, a "rude monolith 8 ft. 3 ins. high and bearing traces of a cross on its W. face", (T Muir 1855) stood on the dun at Camusterach but it was destroyed by a stone mason repairing the Free Church (now the Church of Scotland) c. 1870. The stump survives at NG 7096 4160 (Information from K Macrae, Blind Institute, Inverness) amongst the outbuildings of a croft, and measures 0.4m high, 0.6m wide and 0.3m thick.
Surveyed at 1/2500. No trace of a dun was found.
Visited by OS (R D) 29 April 1965; T Muir 1855; W J Watson 1904 and 1926; S Gordon 1935.

See MHG11426 for the Dun.

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Grid reference Centred NG 7096 4159 (6m by 6m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG74SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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