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Field Visit

Date 8 July 1929

Event ID 1012469

Category Recording

Type Field Visit


No. 421 Town Cross

This cross now stands on the high ground at the E side of Broad Street, almost opposite the W gable of the Cathedral, but the original site was near the foot of the Strynd (Hossack 1900, 287). The shaft of red freestone rises from a base of three steps, and all the arrises are chamfered. The cross-head has expanded arms, with a fleur-de-lys carved at each end, but the upper limb is parallel-sided. Its N face bears the date 1621, and it is therefore contemporary with Bishop Graham.

Visited by RCAHMS 8 July 1929

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