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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 718722

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NT54NE 13 5821 4633.

(NT 5821 4633) Dod's Corse Stone (NR)

OS 6" map (1968)

Dod's Corse Stone is a shaft of sandstone sunk into a square block of the same material, and is said to have been the place where a market was at one time held for the vicinity. The remaining fragment of this stone has the shaft of a cross on opposite sides, in relief on one side, incised on the other.

Name Book 1857; New Statistical Account (NSA) 1845 (J Walker); RCAHMS 1915, visited 1912

The cross was not of an ecclesiastical nature but marked the spot where John Cranston of Corsbie was slain by James Wicht, who was tried on 3rd March 1612, and sentenced to be beheaded. This date is generally understood to fix the date of erection of the cross.

A Thomson 1902

The broken-off shaft is rectangular in section, 0.3m by 0.25m, and projects 0.6m from a base 0.65m square. The incised cross upright is on the N face and the relief is on the S face.

Visited by OS (JFC) 24 February 1955

As described by the previous authorities.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 1 October 1962

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