|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1808 Meyrick, S.|
|History:||Macalister/1945, 333: `Outside the church in 1850, moved inside the tower in 1851, and ejected in a `restoration' some time before 1892. Now standing beside the path through the churchyard, just outside the church door'. Nash-Williams/1950, 95, records that the stone had, by then, moved back inside the church.|
|Dimensions:||1.47 x 0.61 x 0.25 (converted from Macalister/1945)|
Nash-Williams/1950, 95: `Inside church, mounted against N. wall of nave at W. end'.
Macalister/1945, 333, notes the following measurements: 4' 10'' x 2' 0'' x 0' 10''.
|Condition:||complete , poor|
|Crosses:||1: latin; outline; straight; plain; round holl; none; none; none; plain|
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Rhys, J. (1873):||C|
The cross of (Gurhiret (PN)?).
Rhys/1873 5 reading only
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1922):||[.R.N.L.G.]S|
Macalister/1922 213 concise discussion
Macalister/1945 333--334 reading only
|Nash-Williams, V.E. (1950):||[--]|
Nash-Williams/1950 95 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; arris ; beside cross ; quadrant|
Nash-Williams/1950, 95: `(a) The Ogam inscription (indeterminate) is incised along the left angle of the face'.
|Date:||400 - 533 (Nash-Williams/1950)|
|Language:||name only (ogham)|
|Ling. Notes:||Rhys/1873, 5: `Thus we have altogether C. Gurhiret, i.e. Croc Gurhiret, `The cross of Gurhiret', which is interesting as showing that the Celtic alphabet was used, to some extent, as late as the 8th century.'|
Westwood/1876, 136: `Professor Rhys (Arch. Camb., 1874, p. 20) reads the inscription on the shaft of the cross as Gurhir-t, or some such name, and the Oghams as c, that is, Croc-Gwrhir-t, Gwrhir-t's cross.' I however know no instance in which the Oghams and Roman inscription form consecutive parts of one sentence'.
Macalister/1945, 333, argues for the name [T]R[E]N[A]L[U]G[O]S.
|Palaeography:||Rhys/1873, 5: `On the left arm of the cross we found four stokes making, if read downwards in the same direction as Gurhir[e]t, the ogmic character for c'.|
Westwood/1876, 136: `Mr. Jones observed four slanting incised strokes, apparently Oghams, and representing either C or S, according as they are read upwards or downwards; and he prefers the latter, as it seemed identical with the initial of the name incised on the stem of the cross itself'.
Macalister/1922, 213, `This is another illustration of the intentional defacement of Oghams. Fortunately, the inner tips of the letters on the B-surface have been left: noting these and measuring the spaces between them, I was able to restore the name TRENALUGOS, of which only the T has to be supplied with conjecture'.
Macalister/1945, 333: `Apparently the artist of the cross did not notice his predecessor's work till he had completed his task, and when he did so, cautiously chipped it away, taking care not to spoil his own handiwork. He was obliged to spare the final S, which lay upon the arm of the cross, to avoid spoiling the latter with an unsightly flake. The work of destruction has not been complete: his carefulness has forced him to leave tips of scores along the B-surface: an R, an N (possibly), and L and a G can thus be traced; indeed, the second score of the last letter can be followed almost throughout its length. Restoring the vowels by the interspaces, and supplying an inevitable initial T, we arrive at TRENALUGOS as the most probable restoration'.
Illegible to all but Macalister/1945, 333--334.
Thomas/WG/1994, 417: `On the edge of the left arm-end what appear to be ogam strokes cannot be earlier than the cross and are likely to be strokes made by sharpening tools or weapons'.
Macalister/1922, 213--214: `The same name occurs twice on Oghams in Ireland.'
|Rhys, J. (1873):||GURHIR[.]T|
(?The cross of) Gurhiret (PN).
Rhys/1873 5 reading only
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1922):||G[URHIS]T|
Macalister/1922 214 reading only
Macalister/1945 334 reading only
|Nash-Williams, V.E. (1950):||G[URHIR]T|
(?The cross) of Gurhirt (PN) (or Gurhist (PN)).
Nash-Williams/1950 95, Fig. 88 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; on cross ; undivided|
CISP: The inscriptions runs down the shaft of the cross.
|Date:||800 - 999 (Nash-Williams/1950)|
|Language:||name only (rbook)|
|Palaeography:||Nash-Williams/1950, 95: `Round half-uncials'. Macalister/1945, 334: `The inscription [is] in half-uncials'.|
Macalister/1945, 334: `seriously injured by a surface-flaking of the stone'.