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Oronsay, Great Cross

Cross (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Oronsay, Great Cross

Classification Cross (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 219939

Site Number NR38NW 9

NGR NR 34986 88942

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Colonsay And Oronsay
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll


External Reference (20 July 1971)

1510. Disc-type. Central boss. Carving of Crucifixion with

inscription on W. face of stem, foliage on E. 4 stepped base.


Argyll C.C. 'List'

Pennant 'Tour 1772' Vol. I p. 272. (ill.)

Grieve 'Colonsay and Oronsay' Vol. I. p. 373 (ill.)

Muir 'Characteristics' p. 105.

Ecc. Arch. Vol. 1, p. 22, Vol. III, p. 381 (ill.)

P.S.A.S. XV, p.116 (ill.)

Situated to S.W. of Baptistery. Erected in memory of Prior

Colin (d. 1510). Scheduled monmument.

Information from Historic Scotland, 20 July 1971


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