NN9224 : Village cross

taken 4 years ago, near to Fowlis Wester, Perth And Kinross, Great Britain

Village cross
Village cross
A replica of the original Pictish slab which stood here until 1991 and is now housed in the church. An information board there explains that, "The main face of the slab has an interlace-decorated cross as its chief feature. The way in which the arms of the cross project beyond the sides of the slab probably shows the growing influence of the Scots (who originated in Ireland and western Scotland) in the course of the later eighth and ninth centuries. The reverse of the slab has a number of the enigmatic Pictish symbols, together with illustrations of life which include a hunting scene."
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NN9224, 66 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 26 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 30 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 9278 2403 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:23.7793N 3:44.3174W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 9277 2404
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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