NN9224 : The Great Cross Slab, St. Bean's Church

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

The Great Cross Slab, St. Bean's Church
The Great Cross Slab, St. Bean's Church
The Pictish cross which formerly stood at the centre of the village and has now been replaced by a replica. It is reckoned to date from the eight or early ninth centuries. The Picts in this part of Scotland were converted to Christianity in the sixth and seventh centuries and have left behind a tradition of stone carving, of which this is an impressive example. It is not known whether the cross originated in Fowlis Wester or was brought here from elsewhere. It has been ascertained that it has been in the village for at least a century. It was moved into the church in 1991 to spare it further weathering.
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Date Taken
Monday, 26 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 30 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 9281 2408 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:23.8066N 3:44.2894W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 9281 2408
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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