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Kildonnan Description of stone

Date 7 August 2016

Event ID 1013840

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Early Medieval Carved Stones Project


Kildonnan 7 (St Donnan), Eigg, Skye & Lochalsh, cross-slab

Measurements: H

Stone type: pink Torridonian sandstone

Place of discovery: NM 4885 8536

Present location: upright in Kildonnan churchyard to the south of the church.

Evidence for discovery: found during clearance work in Kildonnan churchyard in 2012, lying face down.

Present condition: broken at one end and some flaking at the sides.


This slim tapering slab bears a simple equal-armed cross within a circle which spans the width of the stone. It is carved by pecking and smoothing wide grooves.

Date range: seventh or eighth century.

Primary references: Hunter 2016, 134-5.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

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