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Description of stone

Event ID 1010266

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type EARLY MEDIEVAL CARVED STONES PROJECT

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/1010266

Abernethy 6 (?St Bridget), Perthshire, cross-slab

Measurements: H 0.66m, W 0.48m, D 0.10m

Stone type: yellow sandstone

Place of discovery: NO 1899 1639

Present location:

Evidence for discovery: found during grave-digging in churchyard and erected near the church in the later nineteenth century.

Present condition:

Description

This is described in ECMS as a rectangular slab incised with an equal-armed outline cross. In referring to Butler 1897, Allen appears to have conflated this slab with Abernethy 7.

Date: seventh or eighth century.

References: Butler 1897, 237; ECMS pt 3, 341-2.

Compiled by A Ritchie

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