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Longforgan, Main Street, Market Cross

Market Cross (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Longforgan, Main Street, Market Cross

Classification Market Cross (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Castle Huntly

Canmore ID 31729

Site Number NO33SW 64

NGR NO 31076 30010

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Longforgan (Perth And Kinross)
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District City Of Dundee
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NO33SW 64 31076 30010

(NO 310 300) Site of Market Cross (NR)

OS 25" map (1861)

(NO 3049 2938) Market Cross (Removed from Longforgan) (NAT)

OS 6" map (1959)

The cross was removed from the centre of Longforgan (see OS 25") to its present position about 1790. It is a plain circular pillar about 20ft high, surmounted by a lion. Its date is unknown.

Name Book 1861

The cross is identical to that at Glamis, which dates from the latter part of the 17th century.

Statistical Account (OSA) 1792; J W Small 1900

As described above. The precise original site of the cross could not be established.

Visited by OS (RDL) 16 June 1964

This cross was re-erected in Longforgan Main Street at NO 3108 3000 in 1989.

Information from Historic Scotland May 1993.

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