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Framgord Description of stone

Event ID 1015401

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type EARLY MEDIEVAL CARVED STONES PROJECT

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/1015401

Framgord 1 (St Mary), Sandwick, Unst, Shetland, cruciform stone

Measurements: H 0.63m, W 0.30m

Stone type: schist

Place of discovery: HP 6191 0290

Present location: in the churchyard at Framgord.

Evidence for discovery: recorded by RCAHMS in 1930.

Present condition: good.

Description

This cruciform stone has rounded arms and the side-arms are shorter than the upper arm.

Date: ninth to eleventh centuries.

References: RCAHMS 1946, no 1539; Scott & Ritchie 2009, no 114.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

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