Falkirk, High Street, Falkirk Old Parish Church, Men Of Bute Memorial Cross

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Site Name Falkirk, High Street, Falkirk Old Parish Church, Men Of Bute Memorial Cross

Classification Cross

Canmore ID 46914

Site Number NS88SE 18.1

NGR NS 8873 8001

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Falkirk
  • Parish Falkirk
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Falkirk
  • Former County Stirlingshire

Archaeology Notes

NS88SE 18.1 8873 8001.

Preserved in Falkirk parish church (NS 8873 8001) is a carved sandstone crosshead, affixed to a modern base which is inscribed, "This crosshead probably once formed part of a sanctuary or boundary cross erected about 1200 AD. It was found in the vicinity of this church." The cross has expanding arms and both faces are carved with a conventional design. It measures 1'2" x 10" x 5", but its lower part has broken off. It was perhaps more probably a headstone.

RCAHMS 1963, visited 1955

The stone is as described. Its exact findspot was not ascertained.

Visited by OS (DWR) 8 February 1974

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