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Early Medieval (400AD - 1099AD)

Early Christians

Cross shaft, Kirkconell

Period:
Early Medieval
Description:

Carved fragment of pink sandstone cross shaft. This cross fragment was found at St Connel's Church, Kirkconnel, Upper Nithsdale. It is one of seven pieces of tenth - eleventh century interlace, shaft and cross-arm from Old Kirkconnel which were deposited with the Dumfriess and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society.
by A E Trucknell in 1963. Other cross shafts and heads have since been found at the site by Kirkconnel Parish History Society  during restoration works in 2005-6, and are now displayed at the site of the old church.

Materials/Media:
stone, sedimentary rock, sandstone
Dimensions:
height 280mm, width 310mm, depth 110mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1960.11.7
Digital Number:
DMMO016n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council
RCAHMS site record:
St Conel's Church
References:
Charleson, C F (1929) 'Fragments from old Kirkconnel', Trans Dumfriesshire Galloway Natur Hist Antiq Soc, 3rd, vol.15 Page(s): 119-37 Held at RCAHMS D.3.13.KIR.P