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Cross Incised Stone (Early Medieval)

Site Name Crois

Classification Cross Incised Stone (Early Medieval)

Canmore ID 7180

Site Number NC92SW 22

NGR NC 9011 2343

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kildonan
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Early Medieval Carved Stones Project

Crois, Sutherland, cross-marked rock face


Stone type:

Place of discovery: NC 9011 2343

Present location: the cross is no longer visible.

Evidence for discovery: recorded on the east bank of the River Helmsdale at Kildonan and thought to have been a garth boundary stone (along with the nearby cross-slab, Clach na H-uaighe, Canmore ID 7166). It had weathered away before RCAHMS fieldwork in 1909.

Present condition:


The rock is said to have been incised with a cross.

Date: uncertain.

References: RCAHMS 1911, no 376.

Compiled by A RiCtchie 2016

Archaeology Notes

NC92SW 22 9011 2343.

(NC 9011 2343) Crois (NR).

OS 6"map, (1963)

'Crois' is the name given to a projecting rock which is said to have borne an incised cross on its SW face, and to have marked the northern boundary of the sanctuary of Kildonan (NC92SW 18). The cross had weathered away by 1909 and no trace of it can now be found.

Visited by OS (W D J) 3 June 1961; RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; A B Scott 1906


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