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TITLE
Kildalton Cross, Islay
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0038
PLACENAME
Kildalton
DISTRICT
Islay
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Kildalton and Oa
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
9410
KEYWORDS
Kildalton Cross
Islay
Christianity
crosses
wheel cross
wheel crosses
sculpture
cross
Kildalton Cross, Islay

Kildalton Cross stands in the burial ground of the medieval parish church of Kildalton, Islay. Dating to the 8th century, it is the only complete, unbroken, early Christian wheel cross to survive in Scotland. Its fine quality and artistic similarities with Ionian crosses suggests Kildalton was an important Christian site with links to that major centre.

The photographer, 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 area. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, but was buried in Oban.


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Kildalton Cross, Islay

ARGYLL: Kildalton and Oa

20c

Kildalton Cross; Islay; Christianity; crosses; wheel cross; wheel crosses; sculpture; cross

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

Kildalton Cross stands in the burial ground of the medieval parish church of Kildalton, Islay. Dating to the 8th century, it is the only complete, unbroken, early Christian wheel cross to survive in Scotland. Its fine quality and artistic similarities with Ionian crosses suggests Kildalton was an important Christian site with links to that major centre. <br /> <br /> The photographer, 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 area. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, but 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.