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Details of Wamphray incised cross: publication drawing for Inventory of Eastern Dumfriesshire.

SC 382758

Description Details of Wamphray incised cross: publication drawing for Inventory of Eastern Dumfriesshire.

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number SC 382758

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of DC 32771

Scope and Content Drawing showing the reverse panel of a cross-shaft fragment built into Wamphray church, Dumfries and Galloway A fragment of a finely carved cross-shaft has been reused as a lintel over the west door of Wamphray church. Local tradition suggests the stone came from the site of a nearby chapel at Barneygill. Though largely concealed by modern plasterwork, the decoration on the reverse face comprises two panels, each with what appears to be a dragon surrounded by knotwork. A probable reconstruction of the decoration is shown on the drawing. The carvings date to around the 9th century, a period when the Angles of Northumbria settled across lowland Scotland and Cumbria. Along with the settlers came monasteries and churches, where finely carved free-standing crosses such as this were produced. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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