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Rosemarkie

Cross Slab (Early Medieval)

Site Name Rosemarkie

Classification Cross Slab (Early Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Groam House 11

Canmore ID 260003

Site Number NH75NW 7.15

NGR NH 737 576

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Rosemarkie
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

EARLY MEDIEVAL CARVED STONES PROJECT

Rosemarkie 12, Ross & Cromarty, end-panel fragment

Measurements: H 0.47m, W 0.52m

Stone type: sandstone

Place of discovery: NH 737 576

Present location: Groam House Museum, Rosemarkie (ROMGH.1992.9)

Evidence for discovery: found in the churchyard at Rosemarkie in 1990.

Present condition: broken top and bottom and worn.

Description

This fragment has a roll moulding along the vertical edges and is carved in relief with a ringed cross with circular armpits. The cross is set into a squared base, which tapers outwards slightly towards the base. The surviving terminal of the right-hand side-arms is finished with two spirals. On face C, behind the arm, is a groove, 25mm deep and 60 mm wide, which may have accommodated a side-panel of a composite box-shrine.

Date: eighth or ninth century.

References: Henderson & Henderson 2004, 207; Seright & Henderson 2013, 12.

Desk-based information compiled by A Ritchie 2017.

Archaeology Notes

NH75NW 7.14 737 576

Fragment of a slab bearing, in low relief, a ring-headed cross, rising from a base of one step. The one intact arm terminates in a pair of miniature volutes (Groam House 1992.9).

MS/1785.

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