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Publication Account

Date 1995

Event ID 1016738

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Publication Account


This is a tall stone over 2m high, which seems to have been used with little or no shaping. The outline of a large cross with expanded arms and base is incised on one side, rather irregularly in places. The coarse-grained stone was probably too hard to carve in relief. The stone is known as St Demhan's Cross, after St Devenic to whom the medieval parish church was dedicated. The medieval church stood in the graveyard on the site now occupied by the ruins of a later parish church built in 1774. The presence of the crossincised stone suggests an ecclesiastical use of the site before the medieval church was built, and it could be that the stone was a preaching cross rather than a gravestone.

Information from ‘Exploring Scotland’s Heritage: The Highlands’, (1995).

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