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Framgord Description of stone

Event ID 1015407

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type EARLY MEDIEVAL CARVED STONES PROJECT

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/1015407

Framgord 7 (St Mary), Sandwick, Unst, Shetland, cross-slab fragment

Measurements: H 0.28m, W 0.34m

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:

Description

This fragment is the top part of a slab carved in relief with a cross. The arms exten to the edges of the slab, but most of the shaft is missing.

Date: eighth or ninth centuries.

References: RCAHMS 1946, no 1539; Scott & Ritchie 2009, no 125.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

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