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Druian's Cross Slab

Period: Early Medieval

NGR Easting: 244965

NGR Northing: 501190

Description: This cross was discovered during demolition in the masonry of the old parish church in 1869; the head of the cross was broken off during its use as building material. Each face bears the lower part of the shaft of a cross. One face has a plait-of-five on the shaft, with a double twist-and-ring interlace which on the panel to the left developd into a key-fret patter; the panel to the right bears an unusual knot formed from the link-twist pattern, amongst which is a four-legged beast with a crested head and a straight thick tail. The other face bears a cross shaft decorated with ring-chain, with a developed form of link-twist to the left, and tendril pattern to the right. The edge bears an incomplete inscription in runes which has been translated as 'Druian son of Dugald raised this cross to the memory of Cathmaoill his wife'.

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Site & Monument Type: cross

Category: National Monuments Record: Statutory Ancient Monuments

Site ID number: Manx Cross 118

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