MHG8843 - Rosemarkie Church, Cross Slab No. 6


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Type and Period (1)

  • CROSS SLAB (Pictish to Early Medieval - 300 AD to 1057 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

See also:
NH75NW0007 Church
NH75NW0100 Burial ground
NH75NW0199 Churchyard wall
NH75NW0013 Shell midden
NH75NW0087 Rosemarkie No. 1
NH75NW0088 Rosemarkie No. 3
NH75NW0096 Rosemarkie No. 2
NH75NW0097 Rosemarkie No. 4
NH75NW0098 Rosemarkie No. 5
JHooper, 22/7/2002
NH75NW 7.6 7372 5763
No. 6. A fragment of what may be the head of a Class 3 cross, measuring 14.75ns x 11.5ins, and bearing on one face an equal-armed Latin cross in a circle. Found in the churchyard, and donated to the RMS(NMAS) by Rev C Macdowall in 1885 ( IB 128).
NMAS, 1892; RCAHMS 1979.

Rosemarkie 6, Ross & Cromarty, possible architectural carved stone
Measurements: H 0.30m, W 0.36m, D 0.18m
Stone type: sandstone
Place of discovery: NH 7372 5763
Present location: National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh (IB 128), on loan to Groam House Museum.
Evidence for discovery: found in the churchyard at Rosemarkie and given to the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland in 1885.
Present condition: good.
Carved in relief on this largely unshaped boulder is an equal-armed cross superimposed on a broad ring. The stone appears to have been trimmed to fit the lower part of the ring, and the intention may have been to trim it all round and to insert it into the wall of a church. The cross is outlined by an inner incised line, and there is a large hollow encircled by a line in the centre of the cross, with smaller encircled hollows in each arm. The Hendersons suggest that these hollows may have held inlays. At the base of the lower arm is a short triangular tenon.
Date: eighth or ninth century.
References: Henderson & Henderson 2004, 210-11; Seright & Henderson 2013, 12.
Ealry Medieval Carved Stones Project, A Ritchie 2017.

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Grid reference Centred NH 7372 5763 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH75NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

Finds (1)

  • CARVED OBJECT (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)

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