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Mid Clyth Graveyard, Cross Slab

Cross Slab (Early Medieval)

Site Name Mid Clyth Graveyard, Cross Slab

Classification Cross Slab (Early Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Greenhill, Lat 226 & 227

Canmore ID 318975

Site Number ND23NE 4.01

NGR ND 2956 3723

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Latheron
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness

Early Medieval Carved Stones Project

Mid Clyth 2, Caithness, cross-slab

Measurements: H 1.98m, 0.53m, D 0.15m

Stone type: grey sandstone

Place of discovery: ND 2956 3723

Present location: Mid Clyth graveyard

Evidence for discovery: recorded by Arthur Mitchell in June 1863 standing in the graveyard.

Present condition: good

Description

On the SW face of this tall standing stone there is a pecked cross with a pair of spirals at the terminal of the upper arm and a circle (8mm in diameter) at the termination of each side-arm.

Date: eighth century.

Desk-based information compiled by A Ritchie 2016

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Field Visit (16 July 1910)

Near the centre of Mid Clyth graveyard stands a tall grey slab measuring 6' 6" in height, 1' 9" in breadth, and 6" in thickness. It faces SW and NE. On the SW face near the centre is incised a Celtic cross 1' 3" in length and 1' 4" in breadth along the arms. The upper arm terminates in two diverging spirals and the lateral arms in circular discs 3" in diameter. The stem of the cross is about 3/4 broad. (See also ND23NE 5.)

Visited by RCAHMS, 16th July 1910.

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