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Description of stone

Event ID 1010073

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type EARLY MEDIEVAL CARVED STONES PROJECT

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/1010073

Creich, St Demhan’s Cross (St Devenic), Sutherland, cross-slab

Measurements: H 2.08m, W 0.61m

Stone type:

Place of discovery: NH 6366 8919

Present location: in the churchyard of Creich old parish church.

Evidence for discovery: in situ.

Present condition: good.

Description

The slab is deeply incised with a plain linear cross with rectangular terminals, the lower arm of which is demarcated on the shaft. The shaft stands on a small expanded base, and the armpits are open and circular.

Date: eighth to ninth century.

References: ECMS pt 3, 54-5.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

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