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Framgord Description of stone

Event ID 1015402

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type EARLY MEDIEVAL CARVED STONES PROJECT

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/1015402

Framgord 2 (St Mary), Sandwick, Unst, Shetland, cruciform stone fragment

Measurements: H 0.76m, 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: broken.

Description

One vertical side of this stone has sheared off, leaving one intact side-arm, short and with a squared terminal. Part of the upper arm is missing, but it had an expanded shape, as did the shaft.

Date: ninth to eleventh centuries.

References: RCAHMS 1946, no 1539; Scott & Ritchie 2009, no 115.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

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