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1. Ruthwell

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RecordAuthor Orla Murphy
ISODate 2002-06-10
Date 12 June 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Dumfriesshire
Townland Ruthwell
OSMapRef NV 103681 (310330, 568180)
Area Scotland
GeneralContext Right side of shaft, close-up.
Location Church of Ruthwell
GeneralContext Stone type: Red Sandstone
Dimensions 17' high, shaft is 1'9'' wide at bottom and 1'1'' at the top, the head of the cross is 3'1'' wide, and the top arm is 9'' wide, the thickness is 1'6'' at the bottom to 9'' at the top.
GeneralDescription The Ruthwell Cross has sculpture on its four faces and incised Saxon capitals and Anglian Runes round the panels on the four faces.
GeneralDescription Right side: the shaft is divided into two panels containing scroll foliage with birds and beasts involved in the scrolls and eating the fruit. Around the vinescroll is a panel containing runic inscriptions.

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  2. Allen, J. R., Anderson, J., The Early Christian Monuments of Scotland1st, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Edinburgh (1903) Descriptions, Stone, Sculpture, Monuments, Scotland.