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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 704822

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NS79SE 25 79326 93709

(NS 7932 9370) Mercat Cross on site of (NAT)

Mercat Cross (NR)

OS 25" map (1966)

Stirling Mercat Cross was restored and re-erected in its original position in 1891, but only the unicorn finial formed part of the original monument. The animal, in a sitting position, wears a collar from which a chain carries round the body. In front of the breast is a shield bearing the Royal Arms of Scotland, surrounded by the collar of the Order of the Thistle. Ronald states that there are good grounds for believing that it dates from the 12th century.

The jougs which were attached to the market cross are in the Smith Institute, Stirling (Acc No: OA 2).

RCAHMS 1963, visited 1954; J Ronald 1899; Smith Institute 1934

The Mercat Cross is as described.

Visited by OS (JP) 11 December 1973.

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