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View from NW showing WNW face of Kilchoman Cross with WNW and NNE fronts of Kilchoman House in right background

SC 791688

Description View from NW showing WNW face of Kilchoman Cross with WNW and NNE fronts of Kilchoman House in right background

Date 1979

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 791688

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Kilchoman Cross, Old Parish Church, Kilchoman, Islay, Argyll and Bute, from north-west This view from the north-west, taken in 1979, shows the west face of the cross. The head is decorated with a complex interlacing pattern, and the shaft with circular patterns of leaves. On the reverse of the head is a Crucifixion scene, with figures, possibly of the donors, Thomas and Patrick Beaton, below. There was formerly another slab cross here, but it is now in the National Museums of Scotland in Edinburgh. Both of these crosses date from the 14th or 15th century. There has been a church at Kilchoman, in the north of Islay, since early Christian times. The present building was constructed in 1825-7, and closed for worship in 1977. The Kilchoman Cross is an outstanding example of a type of medieval cross unique to Argyll. It is carved from chloritic schist, which naturally splits into thin slabs, and which is resistant to weathering. There were several 'schools' of monumental carving in Argyll; this one is of the Iona school. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference CTH64

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/791688

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