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Meikleour, Mercat Cross

Market Cross (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Meikleour, Mercat Cross

Classification Market Cross (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Meikleour Cross; Meikleour, The Square

Canmore ID 28550

Site Number NO13NE 8

NGR NO 15750 39530

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NO13NE 8 15750 39530

For adjacent tron and jougs (NO 1575 3950), see NO13NE 77.

(NO 1575 3952) An ancient cross, bearing the date 1698, stands in the centre of the village square at Meikleour, with an iron railing round it (T Hunter 1883). Seen by Crawford in 1943 who gives the date as '16(?)2'.

Information from O G S Crawford 17 May 1943.

J W Small 1900

NO 1575 3954 Meikleour Cross is a complex stone pillar surmounted by a cross on a platform of two circular steps and a third step cross-plan, and decorated with stars and crosses; dated 16(9)8 (SDD List 1962).

Revised at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 20 February 1969.


Field Visit (13 August 1942)

This site was included within the RCAHMS Emergency Survey (1942-3), an unpublished rescue project. Site descriptions, organised by county, vary from short notes to lengthy and full descriptions and are available to view online with contemporary sketches and photographs. The original typescripts, manuscripts, notebooks and photographs can also be consulted in the RCAHMS Search Room.

Information from RCAHMS (GFG) 10 December 2014.


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