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Cross Sward

Cross Base (Early Medieval)

Site Name Cross Sward

Classification Cross Base (Early Medieval)

Canmore ID 50373

Site Number NT16SE 2

NGR NT 188 609

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Midlothian
  • Parish Penicuik (Midlothian)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District Midlothian
  • Former County Midlothian

EARLY MEDIEVAL CARVED STONES PROJECT (24 August 2016)

Cross Sward, Pentland Hills, Midlothian, cross-base

Measurements: L 0.91m, W 0.86m, H 0.31m

Stone type:

Place of discovery: NT c 188 609

Present location: lost.

Evidence for discovery: recorded on Cross Sward, between East Kip and Scald Law, in the Statistical Account in 1794 but removed for re-use in a dyke before 1852.

Present condition:

Description

This was a rectangular stone, with a rectangular socket 0.33m by 0.25m and 0.23m deep.

Date range: uncertain.

References: OSA 1794 vol 10, 420.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

Archaeology Notes

NT16SE 2 188 609.

A stone, which stood in Cross Sward (Name: NT 1880 6092), is supposed to have been the pedestal of a cross. It was oblong measuring 3' x 2' 10" x 1' thick, and was sunk into the ground, with a 13" x 10" x 9" deep hole cut in its middle. It was removed by a farmer building a dyke some years ago (Name Book 1852).

OSA 1794

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