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Framgord Description of stone

Event ID 1015409

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type EARLY MEDIEVAL CARVED STONES PROJECT

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Framgord 8 (St Mary), Sandwick, Unst, Shetland, recumbent gravestone

Measurements: L 1.22m, W 0.43m

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: worn, and there is damage to the edge of the slab to the left of the shaf of the cross.

Description

This was an almost oval slab, carved in relief with a cross with expanded terminals to the side-arms and a large disc terminal to the upper arm. The foot of the shaft is missing.

Date: tenth to eleventh centuries.

References: RCAHMS 1946, no 1539; Scott & Ritchie 2009, no 128.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

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