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Framgord Description of stone

Event ID 1015403

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type EARLY MEDIEVAL CARVED STONES PROJECT

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/1015403

Framgord 3 (St Mary), Sandwick, Unst, Shetland, cruciform stone

Measurements: H 0.54m, W 0.32m

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 is a good intact example of the form with expanded upper arm, short side-arms with squared terminals and pointed foot to the shaft.

Date: ninth to eleventh centuries.

References: RCAHMS 1946, no 1539; Scott & Ritchie 2009, no 116.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

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