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Unlike the fine crosses near to where this once stood, this has a much cruder design that has been pecked rather incised into the stone. The front is divided into two sections. The upper section shows four small crosses arranged in the shape of a cross, and the lower section shows a Latin cross outlined with parallel lines. On the back are three human figures and two animals - this may be a Biblical scene, or an episode from the life of a saint, or perhaps a hunt by the local lord. This stone was carved sometime after the ‘Whithorn School’ period. It is of a different geological type from the other Whithorn stones (turbidite mudstone), which helps to its later date. On loan from Stranraer Museum.

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Date Made
10th century-11th century
Dimensions
1360 x 360 x 110mm
Property Information
Whithorn Priory Museum
Object Number
WHP.EC.42
Access Status
Display

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