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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 677007

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/677007

NN53NW 14 5325 3641

(NN 533 364) An incised rock face behind Duncroisk farmhouse, 1/4 mile NE of the farm entrance consists of a sloping area, 8' x 2 1/2', of exposed and much weathered schist, bearing groups of figures, four of which include a cross within a circle. There is no evidence to date these symbols and the author could find no real parallel. The encircled cross is not uncommon and V E Nash-Williams (1950) includes them in a group which may be dated broadly to the 7th - 9th centuries AD.

The Duncroisk symbols bear some likeness to those included in fig 5, nos 11-15.

E A Cormack 1952

NN 5325 3641. Three encircled Greek crosses, average diameter 0.17m, incised upon a sloping rock face. Glacial striations and extreme weathering make further identification impossible.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (FRH) 7 July 1962 and (BS) 9 September 1975

NN 532 364 On a sloping rock face there are at least three very badly weathered ring-crosses which may be of 7th- to 9th-century date.

RCAHMS 1979, visited June 1978

E A Cormack 1952

Scheduled as Duncroisk, cross-incised rock 325m NE of.

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 8 September 2003.

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