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TITLE
Cristian Crosses, Islay
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_468_P058
PLACENAME
Islay
DISTRICT
Islay
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Kildalton and Oa
DATE OF IMAGE
1906
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31272
KEYWORDS
crosses
churches
Cristian Crosses, Islay

This illustration was taken from "Argyll's Highlands" by Cuthbert Bede. It shows Christian crosses in Islay.

In the centre is Kilchoman Cross which dates from the 14th or 15th century and is situated near the old parish church of Kilchoman. The cross on the right is an earlier Christian cross, possibly dating from the 8th century. It stands in the burial ground of the medieval chapel of Kilnave, overlooking Loch Gruinart. The cross on the left is of a similar early date and lies in the field behind Kilchoman old church. It is traditionally known as a 'Sanctuary Cross' and may have formed part of the boundary of a monastic settlement at Kilchoman. Other early crosses can be seen at the Museum of Islay Life, Port Charlotte.

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Cristian Crosses, Islay

ARGYLL: Kildalton and Oa

crosses; churches

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

This illustration was taken from "Argyll's Highlands" by Cuthbert Bede. It shows Christian crosses in Islay. <br /> <br /> In the centre is Kilchoman Cross which dates from the 14th or 15th century and is situated near the old parish church of Kilchoman. The cross on the right is an earlier Christian cross, possibly dating from the 8th century. It stands in the burial ground of the medieval chapel of Kilnave, overlooking Loch Gruinart. The cross on the left is of a similar early date and lies in the field behind Kilchoman old church. It is traditionally known as a 'Sanctuary Cross' and may have formed part of the boundary of a monastic settlement at Kilchoman. Other early crosses can be seen at the Museum of Islay Life, Port Charlotte.