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Cross Sward Description of stone

Date 24 August 2016

Event ID 1013448

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Early Medieval Carved Stones Project


Cross Sward, Pentland Hills, Midlothian, cross-base

Measurements: L 0.91m, W 0.86m, H 0.31m

Stone type:

Place of discovery: NT c 188 609

Present location: lost.

Evidence for discovery: recorded on Cross Sward, between East Kip and Scald Law, in the Statistical Account in 1794 but removed for re-use in a dyke before 1852.

Present condition:


This was a rectangular stone, with a rectangular socket 0.33m by 0.25m and 0.23m deep.

Date range: uncertain.

References: OSA 1794 vol 10, 420.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

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