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Whithorn, 62 George Street

Cross Slab (Early Medieval)

Site Name Whithorn, 62 George Street

Classification Cross Slab (Early Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) King's Road Development; Free Kirk Manse

Canmore ID 72586

Site Number NX44SW 50

NGR NX 4457 4018

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Whithorn
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Wigtown
  • Former County Wigtownshire

Archaeology Notes

NX44SW 50 4457 4018

For houses, nos 60-64 George Street, see NX44SW 49. For watching brief at 62 George Street, see NX44SW 53.00.

During the demolition of the wall column between the W ground-floor window and the S doorway of 62 George Street, the discovery was made of a carved gravestone cross-slab, of c10th to 11th century AD date, depicting scenes of possible Christian art with human and animal figures. It had been re-used as a door lintel.

P Harrington 1992.


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