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1. Meigle no.2

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-06-12
Date 12 June 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Perthshire
Townland Meigle
OSMapRef NO 285445 (328500, 744500)
Area Scotland
GeneralContext General View of Meigle no.2, an upright cross slab.
Location Church of Meigle
GeneralContext Stone type: Old Red Sandstone
Dimensions 8'1'' high by 3'3'' wide, and 6'' thick.
GeneralDescription This shows the front of Meigle no.2, an upright cross slab.
GeneralDescription The cross is in the middle and extends for the full length of the slab. The head is ornamented with a raised boss surrounded by eight smaller bosses. There are four smaller bosses on each arm, and two on each quadrant of the ring connecting the arms.
GeneralDescription On the shaft there are three pairs of beasts facing each other, one above the other. The details, particularly on the lowest one, are hard to make out.
GeneralDescription On the left of the shaft there are three figures (?).
GeneralDescription On the right of the shaft there are three beasts with convoluted bodies, one above the other.

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