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Cross shaft which is decorated with interlace on both sides, enclosed within a cable border. Crosses like this one may have been markers, setting out the boundary of the monastery. Once you stepped over the limit you were on holy ground. The cross shaft is taller, narrower and deeper than the more typical Whithorn disk-headed crosses. It does not use the stopped plait style in its interlace designs. It had been re-used as a building stone in the medieval Priory walls. On display in the Whithorn Priory Museum, Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway.


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