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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 676176

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NN00NE 1 09669 08566

(NN 0966 0857) Stone Cross (NR) (Sculptured)

OS 6" map, Argyll, 2nd ed., (1900)


Inveraray Cross.


I.G.Lindsay collection, W/363/9

Uncertain whether plans relate to Inveraray Castle Cross or Inveraray, Pier, Cross.

(Undated) information in NMRS.

This 15th century cross standing on the sea front at the end of Inveraray Main Street formerly stood in the old town, which was nearer the Castle (See NN00NE 13). An old print shows the cross on its old site on an arcaded balcony as a typical Mercat Cross (Campbell and Sandeman 1964). Originally, it has probably come from some burial ground, as the commemorative inscription on the shaft reads: "Hec est crux nobilium virorum videlicet Dondcani meicgyllchomgan Patricii filii eius et Maelmore filii Patricii qui hanc crucem fiere faciebat." The crucifix has been defaced, and a figure of St Michael has been chiselled away from the back of the upper arm of the cross.

J W Small 1900; J S Richardson 1929; M Campbell and M Sandeman 1964.

The cross is as described and illustrated.

Visited by OS (D W R) 7 March 1973.

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