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Dunino, Bell Craig

Cross Incised Rock (Early Medieval)

Site Name Dunino, Bell Craig

Classification Cross Incised Rock (Early Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Dunino Cross; Dunino Burn; Dunino Den

Canmore ID 34474

Site Number NO51SW 39

NGR NO 5403 1088

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish Dunino
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District North East Fife
  • Former County Fife


Dunino 3, Fife, cross-incised rock face

Measurements: cross H c 2.0m

Stone type:

Place of discovery: NO 5403 1088

Present location: in situ.

Evidence for discovery: recorded in 1979.

Present condition: top of cross weathered.


A simple ringed linear cross incised into the rock face, with hollows at the intersections of the arms. It is remarkably large and finely executed, and there is no reason to doubt its early medieval date.

Date: early medieval.

References: DES 1979, 10

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016


Field Visit (1979)

NO51SW 39 5403 1088.

An Early Christian cross, some 2m high, cut into the rock face. The upper part of the cross has weathered off, but the remainder is in good condition. Locally the cross is thought to be recent, because it is not widely known. It is a simple incised cross, with hollows at the intersections of the arms and a nimbus connecting the arms.

Photographs and drawing with FAI.

A Parker and E Proudfoot 1979.


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