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Cross, Kilnave Church, Kilnave. View from East.

SC 423673

Description Cross, Kilnave Church, Kilnave. View from East.

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number SC 423673

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of AG 7072

Scope and Content Detail of east face of cross at Kilnave Chapel, Islay, Argyll and Bute A late medieval chapel stands at Kilnave on the west shore of Loch Gruinart on Islay's north coast. Although the chapel has been roofless for several centuries, the walls are still relatively intact. A 19th-century wall encloses the burial-ground. A number of Early Christian and medieval grave-slabs survive in the burial-ground. This free-standing ringless cross probably dates form the 8th century. The cross was temporarily removed in 1981 before being placed in a more secure base. Only the east face of the cross is carved, and much of the ornamentation has flaked off. In the centre of the cross-head is a roundel of spiral ornament. The arms and shaft are also carved with spiral decoration. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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