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The Medieval Period (1100AD - 1499AD)

The Medieval Church

Grave marker (3)

Period:
Early Medieval
Description:
This stone has its origins in a small community founded by Irish clergy on Ardwall Island in about 550 AD. By the 8th century it had both Irish and Northumbrian members, and so the name Cuthgar, meaning "Fortunate Spear", is inscribed in both languages.
Materials/Media:
stone, sedimentary rock, greywacke
Dimensions:
H 930mm, W 430mm, D 170mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1968.93
Digital Number:
DMDO026a-c
Creation Date:
c700 AD
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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