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Boddin, Chapel Of St Skae, Skae No.1

Cross Incised Stone (Early Medieval)

Site Name Boddin, Chapel Of St Skae, Skae No.1

Classification Cross Incised Stone (Early Medieval)

Canmore ID 318445

Site Number NO75SW 2.02

NGR NO 71514 53959

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Angus
  • Parish Craig
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Angus
  • Former County Angus


Boddin 1, Chapel of St Skea (St Skeoch), Angus, cross-incised stone

Measurements: H 0.30m, W 0.60m

Stone type: Old Red Sandstone

Place of discovery: NO 7151 5395

Present location: in situ in the wall of the burial vault at Boddin.

Evidence for discovery: recorded in 1983, re-used as a building stone in the exterior south wall of the burial aisle. There was a 12th-century chapel on the site.

Present condition: good.


An equal-armed cross is firmly incised on this block of stone. It may be a consecration cross for the twelfth-century chapel.

Date range: early medieval.

Primary references: DES 1995, 93.

Desk-based information compiled by A Ritchie 2017.


Field Visit (December 2003)

Three stones each bearing an incised cross are built into the outer walls of the burial vault. Nos. 1 and 2 are built into the S wall, near wallhead height. No. 3 is built into the N wall.

Visited by RCAHMS (JB) December 2003


For chapel, see NO75SW 2.02.


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