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Cross Slab (Early Medieval)

Site Name Kirriemuir

Classification Cross Slab (Early Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Kirriemuir No.4

Canmore ID 32302

Site Number NO35SE 20.04

NGR NO 3895 5448

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Early Medieval Carved Stones Project

Kirriemuir 4 (St Mary), Angus, carved stone fragment

Measurements: H 0.88m, W 0.51m, D 0.05m

Stone type: sandstone

Place of discovery: NO 3895 5448

Present location: Meffan Museum and Gallery, Forfar

Evidence for discovery: found re-used in the foundations of the old parish church when it was demolished in 1787 and taken to the new cemetery.

Present condition: part of one broad face and part of one narrow face survive, the reverse having sheared off.


This is the lower part of a slab which was probably about 0.60m wide and 0.10m in depth. Within a plain flat-band moulding there is on the right-hand side a narrow panel of square key pattern, and occupying the central panel is a frontal angel with elaborate wings and draped robe.

Date range: ninth or tenth century.

Primary references: ECMS pt 3, 260-1; RCAHMS 2003.

Desk-based information compiled by A Ritchie 2018


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