MHG9910 - Cross Slab, Clach Na H-Uaighe


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

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NC92SW 1 9102 2104.

(NC 91022104) Clach ma h-Uaighe (NR)
OS 6"map, (1963)

An upright cross slab 4' 7" high and 2' 3" broad, bearing on its west face an incised Latin cross with expanded terminals and a rounded base. It measures 2' by 1' 10" across the arms.
The stone is named variously Clach an Eig, (RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909 and J Mackay 1894), Clach na h-Uighe (RCAHMS 1911), Clach-na-heudh (NSA 1841) and Clach na h'Uaighe, (Name Book 1871 and

A cross-slab as described.
Visited by OS (W D J) 3 June 1961

No change to previous field report.
Visited by OS (J M) 8 Feburary 1977.

Clach na H-uaighe, Sutherland, cross-slab
Measurements: H 1.40m, W 0.69m
Stone type:
Place of discovery: NC 9102 2104
Present location: in situ.
Evidence for discovery: first recorded in the mid nineteenth century, standing close to the confluence of the Kildonan Burn with the River Helmsdale.
Present condition: some damage to the edges of the slab.
An irregularly shaped upright slab has been carved with a simple linear cross, with broad pecked and smoothed lines. Flaking has obscured the terminals of the arms but there appears to have been a slight expansion.
Date: seventh or eighth century.
References: NSA 1845, vol 15, 147.
Early Medieval Carved Stones Project, A Ritchie 2016

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Grid reference Centred NC 9101 2104 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC92SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish KILDONAN

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