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Kilfinan 1

Cross Slab (Early Medieval)

Site Name Kilfinan 1

Classification Cross Slab (Early Medieval)

Canmore ID 319829

Site Number NR97NW 14.01

NGR NR 9340 7889

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Kilfinan
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll


Field Visit (7 November 1972)

This cross, and one other, similar to it, have been moved into the Lamont crypt, on the N side of Kilfinan church, where several other crosses are stored.

Visited by OS (I A) 7 November 1972.

Desk Based Assessment (1972)

NR97NW 14 9340 7889.

(NR 9340 7889) Cross (NR)

OS 6" map, Argyllshire, 2nd ed., (1900)

There is a fine sculptured stone ascribed to the 11th century in Kilfinan churchyard.

M Paterson 1970; J R Allen and J Anderson 1903.

Information from OS.

Field Visit (August 1988)

(1) Pillar of sandstone, 1.93m by 0.35m, bearing on the upper part of one face a sunken Latin cross 0.87m high, with open foot and side-arms; the grooves are 40mm wide and up to 20mm deep. Transverse markings near the foot of the slab are probably accidental in origin.

RCAHMS 1992, visited August 1988

Reference (2001)

Early and late medieval stones are in the Lamont aisle.

(1) Pillar of sandstone, 1.93m by 0.35m, bearing a deeply grooved Latin cross 0.87m high, with open foot and side-arms and a rounded upper terminal.

I Fisher 2001.


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