Grave slab from the churchyard at Mochrum, near Whithorn, which was found built into a byre at Boghouse. On the front is a cross with a long shaft and slightly expanded arms. It stands on an irregular panel filled with incised diagonal lines. A cross is indicated on the back by 4 sunk circles marking the space between the arms, and there is a small panel of interlace on one side. The interlace strands are incised with a central groove but do not use the stopped plait style. This stone was carved sometime after the ‘Whithorn School’ period. Designs became simpler and more crudely carved, and it seems the exceptional skills of previous generations were lost. On display in the Whithorn Priory Museum, Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway.


Date Made
12th century
750 x 162 x 125mm
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Whithorn Priory Museum
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