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TITLE
Cross grave marker, Kilberry Castle, Knapdale
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0419
PLACENAME
Kilberry
DISTRICT
Mid Argyll
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: South Knapdale
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10206
KEYWORDS
Kilberry Castle
crosses
St Berach
St Barr
Loch Caolisport
Cluain-Cairpthe
cross
Cross grave marker, Kilberry Castle, Knapdale

This carved cross grave marker, photographed in the first half of the 20th century, stands in the grounds of Kilberry Castle. Kilberry is on the mainland between Loch Caolisport and West Loch Tarbert in Knapdale, Argyll. The church at Kilberry is dedicated either to St Berach, the abbot of Cluain-Cairpthe in Roscommon, or to St Barr.

The photograph shows the cross face which is intricately carved. At the bottom of the shaft is an unarmed man with a pointed head-dress riding on a horse. Towards the middle is a mitred bishop. In his left hand he is holding his crozier (clerical stick) and his right hand is raised in giving the Benediction. At the top of the cross is a scene showing the Crucifixion. The decoration on the reverse of the cross includes two animals reaching up into intertwined foliage. Above this, the face has been damaged.

The photographer, M.E.M. (Mary Ethel Muir) Donaldson, was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. Between 1912 and 1949 she produced many books on the social history and customs of the North and West Highlands. 'Wanderings in the Western Highlands and Islands' and 'Further Wanderings - Mainly in Argyll' are two of her best known works and both are illustrated with her own photographs. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, and was buried in Oban


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Cross grave marker, Kilberry Castle, Knapdale

ARGYLL: South Knapdale

20c

Kilberry Castle; crosses; St Berach; St Barr; Loch Caolisport; Cluain-Cairpthe; cross

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This carved cross grave marker, photographed in the first half of the 20th century, stands in the grounds of Kilberry Castle. Kilberry is on the mainland between Loch Caolisport and West Loch Tarbert in Knapdale, Argyll. The church at Kilberry is dedicated either to St Berach, the abbot of Cluain-Cairpthe in Roscommon, or to St Barr.<br /> <br /> The photograph shows the cross face which is intricately carved. At the bottom of the shaft is an unarmed man with a pointed head-dress riding on a horse. Towards the middle is a mitred bishop. In his left hand he is holding his crozier (clerical stick) and his right hand is raised in giving the Benediction. At the top of the cross is a scene showing the Crucifixion. The decoration on the reverse of the cross includes two animals reaching up into intertwined foliage. Above this, the face has been damaged. <br /> <br /> The photographer, M.E.M. (Mary Ethel Muir) Donaldson, was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. Between 1912 and 1949 she produced many books on the social history and customs of the North and West Highlands. 'Wanderings in the Western Highlands and Islands' and 'Further Wanderings - Mainly in Argyll' are two of her best known works and both are illustrated with her own photographs. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, and was buried in Oban <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.