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Dull 10 description of stone

Date 3 August 2016

Event ID 1012837

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type EARLY MEDIEVAL CARVED STONES PROJECT

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/1012837

Dull 10 (St Adomnan), Perthshire, cross

Measurements: H 1.76m above ground, W 0.47m at the top of the upper arm, 0.55m at the shaft, D 0.17m

Stone type: sandstone

Place of discovery: NN 8073 4908

Present location: at NN 80706 49135, upright facing east/west within a small railed enclosure beside the road near the kirkyard.

Evidence for discovery: recorded in the mid nineteenth century by Stuart and the Ordnance Survey slightly farther east of its present location. Traditionally it was one of four garth crosses around the monastery at Dull, two others of which survive in Weem Old Parish Kirk (ID 25688, Dull 11 and 12).

Present condition: missing one side-arm but otherwise intact.

Description

A stout cross lacking its southerly side arm: the surviving side arm has a triangular terminal. In Stuart’s drawing it is set in a flat circular base, but this is no longer visible.

Date: early medieval.

References: NSA 1845, 766-7; Stuart 1867, pl 17 centre; ECMS pt 3, 342.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

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