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Dull, Cross

Cross (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Dull, Cross

Classification Cross (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Sanctuary Marker

Canmore ID 25618

Site Number NN84NW 10.01

NGR NN 80706 49135

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Dull
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Early Medieval Carved Stones Project

Dull 10 (St Adomnan), Perthshire, cross

Measurements: H 1.76m above ground, W 0.47m at the top of the upper arm, 0.55m at the shaft, D 0.17m

Stone type: sandstone

Place of discovery: NN 8073 4908

Present location: at NN 80706 49135, upright facing east/west within a small railed enclosure beside the road near the kirkyard.

Evidence for discovery: recorded in the mid nineteenth century by Stuart and the Ordnance Survey slightly farther east of its present location. Traditionally it was one of four garth crosses around the monastery at Dull, two others of which survive in Weem Old Parish Kirk (ID 25668, Dull 11 and 12).

Present condition: missing one side-arm but otherwise intact.


A stout cross lacking its southerly side arm: the surviving side arm has a triangular terminal. In Stuart’s drawing it is set in a flat circular base, but this is no longer visible.

Date: early medieval.

References: NSA 1845, 766-7; Stuart 1867, pl 17 centre; ECMS pt 3, 342.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

Early Medieval Carved Stones Project

Dull 13 (St Adomnan), Perthshire, cross


Stone type:

Place of discovery: near Dull.

Present location: lost?

Evidence for discovery: this is said to have been one of four garth crosses at Dull. The original sites of the four crosses are marked on the OS 1st edition 6-inch map (sheet XLVIII, 12, surveyed 1862) at NN 807 491 (Dull 10), NN 804 489, NN 810 490 and NN 812 489, and their location as gateposts is shown at the entrance to Camserney Cottage to the east of Dull at NN 8167 4891. NSA records that the three stones, which stood in a line running east/west, consisted of one large and two smaller crosses and that the larger cross was in the middle. This suggests that Dull 11 was the middle stone, flanked by Dull 12 and 13, but the order of the last two is uncertain. They were moved to Camserney Cottage, the home of the factor for Castle Menzies, in the 1830s (Mackay 1954, 176), and from there to Weem Old Kirk later that century.

It is possible that the missing Dull 13 is one and the same with the cruciform Weem 3.

Present condition:


This was a monolithic cross, said to have been one of four garth crosses at Dull.

Date: medieval.

References: NSA 1845, 766-7.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

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