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Field Visit

Date 18 December 1992

Event ID 921374

Category Recording

Type Field Visit


This massive sandstone slab (measuring 2.8m in height, 1.2m in width and 0.25m in thickness) was formerly used as a footbridge over the Kettins Burn; it now stands very close to the NW wall of the burial-ground of Kettins parish church (NO23NW 6), set in a modern base and further supported by metal clamps. Worn decoration survives on one face: the cross has been almost completely defaced, but three areas of ornament on the shaft can still be detected, comprising a band of interlace and square panels of key-pattern and interlace. What may be the tail of a 'Pictish beast' is visible to the left side of the top of the cross, and there are four panels of worn ornament on the right side. These comprise: a beast with curled tail; a winged beast; a figure between two animal-headed monsters; a pair of facing beasts biting each other's tails.

Visited by RCAHMS (IMS, JNGR) 18 December 1992.

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