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Kirkcudbright, St Cuthbert's Churchyard

Burial (Viking)

Site Name Kirkcudbright, St Cuthbert's Churchyard

Classification Burial (Viking)

Canmore ID 64074

Site Number NX65SE 34

NGR NX 6903 5119

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Kirkcudbright
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Stewartry
  • Former County Kirkcudbrightshire

Archaeology Notes

NX65SE 34 6903 5119

See also NX65SE 30.

(NX 6836 5090) A Viking period grave, found in St Cuthbert's Churchyard, contained the remains of a double-edged iron sword with a wooden scabbard, a penannular bronze brooch, and a small bead, possibly of jet. These finds are in Kirkcudbright Museum.

S Greig 1940; A O Curle, M Olsen and H Shetelig 1954

In reviewing the evidence for viking settlement in Galloway, Scott (1963) considers the viking burial to be erroneously located to the present St Cuthbert's parish church (NX65SE 305) in St Mary Street, Kirkcudbridght. He considers the correct location of the find to be at the site of St Cuthbert's church (NX65SE 30 6903 5119) to the NE of the burgh.

Information from RCAHMS (PM) 26 July 2002

J Scott 1983

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