Forteviot Churchyard, Crosses

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Site Type CROSS(S)
Canmore ID 26537
Site Number NO01NE 10
NGR NO 0514 1747
Former Region TAYSIDE
Former County PERTHSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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NO01NE 10.00 0514 1747

NO01NE 10.01 0514 1747 Cross-slab
NO01NE 10.02 0514 1747 Cross-slab
NO01NE 10.03 0514 1747 Cross
NO01NE 10.04 0514 1747 Sculptured Stone

See also NO01NE 11 and NO01NE 74.00 .

(Area: NO 051 174) In the churchyard at Forteviot are the following:- A The Goodlyburn Stone Cross (NO02SE 3) A Cross 9'6" high showing our Lord in relief, and brought from Goodlyburn - q.v. NO01NE 10.3
B The lower part of an upright cross-slab of sandstone 2ft high, sculptured on all four faces (Allen and Anderson 1903). This is probably from Invermay (NO01NE 8).
J Stuart 1856; J R Allen and J Anderson 1903.

There is no trace of these crosses in the churchyard at Forteviot (NO 0514 1747) and no local information could be obtained concerning them. There are, however, the remains of at least two sculptured stones or crosses in the church porch but their history is not known although one may be that from Invermay. (NO01NE 8)
Visited by OS (J T T) 5 November 1965.

The fragment of cross-slab ('B') is now in the porch of the church at Forteviot.
Information contained in letter from J Close-Brooks, National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS) to OS, 20 April 1978.

Books and References

Allen and Anderson, J R and J (1903) The early Christian monuments of Scotland: a classified illustrated descriptive list of the monuments with an analysis of their symbolism and ornamentation, Edinburgh
Page(s): pt. 3, 324-5 illust Held at RCAHMS G.1.11.ALL

Stuart, J (1856a) Sculptured stones of Scotland,, vol.1 Aberdeen
Page(s): 37 pl. 119 Held at RCAHMS D.4.L.R

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