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Marykirk, Market Cross

Market Cross (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Marykirk, Market Cross

Classification Market Cross (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 35934

Site Number NO66NE 8

NGR NO 68622 65651

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Marykirk
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Kincardine And Deeside
  • Former County Kincardineshire

Archaeology Notes

NO66NE 8 68622 65651

(NO 6862 6564) Cross (NAT)

OS 25" map, (1927)

The remains of Marykirk market cross whose original site is not known, but which stood near the gate of the churchyard in 1796. It was moved to the published site in 1857.

Only 30" or so of the shaft remain, showing it to have been oblong in section with the usual chamfered edges stopped at the bottom. It stands on a large stone base, and this in turn rests on another stone with chamfered edges

J W Small 1900; Name Book 1863; Statistical Account (OSA) 1796; A C Cameron 1899.

Market Cross as described.

Visited by OS (R L) 1 September 1971.

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