Thursday, April 16, 2009

High Cross of Kildalton

Inside the grounds of the roofless Kildalton Church you will find Islay's most famous treasure, the 9th century High Cross of Kildalton, hewn from a single slab of local stone and a masterpiece of stone carving.

The style of the Cross is closely related to those found on Iona and must have been carved on Islay by a stonemason from Iona. This style of cross with a ring around the top cross is sometimes known as a Celtic Cross or High Cross and strengthens the stone arms of the cross.

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