MHG9522 - Cross Slab, Cnoc Na Dalach Baile

Summary

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Type and Period (2)

  • CROSS SLAB (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)
  • (Alternate Type) CIST (Pictish to Early Medieval - 300 AD? to 1057 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Cross Slab (NR) OS 6" map (1962)

A recumbent slab lying in open moorland and bearing an incised cross of a type otherwise unknown in Scotland and Ireland, only known parallels being in County Durham, Radnorshire and Carmarthenshire. It lies NE-SW and is irregularly shaped of roughly hewn local sandstone and measures 4ft 6inches by 1ft 9 inches by 8 inches thick and is sculptured on one face only. The latin cross has rounded ends to shaft and arms with circular depressions in the middle of each. Parallel incised lines are cut down sides of the shaft and arms.
RCAHMS 1911

The cross-slab is as described but it covers a cist-like structure now filled with small stones. Visited by OS (WDJ) 1960

The cross-slab lies in a hollow. There is no evidence of a cist-like structure and likewise of any significant stones.
Visited by OS (AA) 1972

No change to latest field report. The absence of the stones in the photograph (1960) seems explained by a small marker cairn just by the cross-slab. Visited by OS (JM) 1977

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 8310 6493 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC86SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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