Falkirk, High Street, Falkirk Old Parish Church, Men Of Bute Memorial Cross

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Site Type CROSS
Canmore ID 46914
Site Number NS88SE 18.01
NGR NS 8873 8001
Former Region CENTRAL
Former District FALKIRK
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NS88SE 18.1 8873 8001.

Preserved in Falkirk parish church (NS 8873 8001) is a carved sandstone crosshead, affixed to a modern base which is inscribed, "This crosshead probably once formed part of a sanctuary or boundary cross erected about 1200 AD. It was found in the vicinity of this church." The cross has expanding arms and both faces are carved with a conventional design. It measures 1'2" x 10" x 5", but its lower part has broken off. It was perhaps more probably a headstone.
RCAHMS 1963, visited 1955

The stone is as described. Its exact findspot was not ascertained.
Visited by OS (DWR) 8 February 1974

Books and References

RCAHMS (1963) The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Stirlingshire: an inventory of the ancient monuments, 2v Edinburgh
Page(s): 151, No.140 Held at RCAHMS A.1.1.INV/16

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