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Dull 13 description of stone

Date 3 August 2016

Event ID 1012840

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type EARLY MEDIEVAL CARVED STONES PROJECT

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/1012840

Dull 13 (St Adomnan), Perthshire, cross

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Place of discovery: near Dull.

Present location: lost?

Evidence for discovery: this is said to have been one of four garth crosses at Dull. The original sites of the four crosses are marked on the OS 1st edition 6-inch map (sheet XLVIII, 12, surveyed 1862) at NN 807 491 (Dull 10), NN 804 489, NN 810 490 and NN 812 489, and their location as gateposts is shown at the entrance to Camserney Cottage to the east of Dull at NN 8167 4891. NSA records that the three stones, which stood in a line running east/west, consisted of one large and two smaller crosses and that the larger cross was in the middle. This suggests that Dull 11 was the middle stone, flanked by Dull 12 and 13, but the order of the last two is uncertain. They were moved to Camserney Cottage, the home of the factor for Castle Menzies, in the 1830s (Mackay 1954, 176), and from there to Weem Old Kirk later that century.

It is possible that the missing Dull 13 is one and the same with the cruciform Weem 3.

Present condition:

Description

This was a monolithic cross, said to have been one of four garth crosses at Dull.

Date: medieval.

References: NSA 1845, 766-7.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

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