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1. St Andrews

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-06-21
Date 21 June 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Fifeshire
Townland St Andrews
OSMapRef NO 515165 (351500, 716500)
Area Scotland
GeneralContext View of the front of the sarcophagus at St Andrews, detail of the griffin and deer.
Location in the grounds of St Andrews Cathedral (now in the museum at United College).
GeneralContext Stone Type: Sandstone
Dimensions 5'9'' long, 2'11'' wide, and 2'4'' high.
GeneralDescription The sarcophagus at St Andrews is in the shape of a rectangular box.
GeneralDescription This is a griffin on the back of a deer; the deer is being seized by the neck.
GeneralDescription To the left of the griffin, on the bottom there is man holding a spear in his right hand, and a shield of peculiar shape. In front of him (on the left) there is a deer, a dog, a beast of prey, and another dog of fox. This is thought to be a hunt scene.

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