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

SC 382760

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

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number SC 382760

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of DC 32771

Scope and Content Drawing showing the obverse of a cross-shaft fragment built into Wamphray church, Dumfries and Galloway 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. The front face of the slab is divided into two panels by a cable moulding. Within the upper panel four plant scrolls interlace to form an intricate and symmetrical knot within a roundel. An S-shaped dragon surrounded by scroll work fills the lower panel. 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.


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