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Excavation of cross-base, Kilnave Church, Kilnave. View from East of the basal slab of the cross-slab, showing the centre slot and surrounding structural groove.

SC 423679

Description Excavation of cross-base, Kilnave Church, Kilnave. View from East of the basal slab of the cross-slab, showing the centre slot and surrounding structural groove.

Collection Historic Scotland

Catalogue Number SC 423679

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of AG 15263

Scope and Content View from east showing ecavated area of cross-slab at Kilnave Church, 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 shows the remains of two grooved slabs which originally formed the base of a cross here, and which were found 0.45m below ground during excavations in 1981. Originally, both slabs had a central socket surrounded by a groove forming a border round the edge of the stone. Probably dating from the 8th century, the two slabs may have supported the cross with vertical slabs fitted into the groove between them. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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Collection Level (551 112) Historic Scotland

Group Level (551 112/3) Archaeological projects commissioned by Historic Scotland and its predecessor bodies

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