|Máirín Mac Carron
|12 July 2002
|Auckland St Andrews
|Cross shaft, reconstructed after four pieces were discovered.
|at the west end of the nave inside the Church.
|Stone type: medium-grained massive sandstone.
|Front of the shaft of the Cross, dated to the last half of the eighth century, first quarter of ninth century.
|The shaft is bordered by a wide outer cable and fine inner roll moulding.
|The upper scene is of angels, or possibly is an Annunciation scene with the angel and Mary: New Testament, Luke 1:26.
|The lower panel is a Crucifixion scene. This may be the Crucifixion of Christ or possibly that of Andrew, described in the
Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles. The figure is bound to the cross. There is a figure on either side of the cross, the one
on the left is thought to be a woman. There is another figure below the one on the left, but only part of his head and one
hand survive. He is possibly holding a squarish object.