|Discovery:||in/on structure, 1879 Babington, Prof.|
|History:||The stone was discovered in 1879 by Prof Babington, Mr Hartland and Mr Robinson built into the south-western portion of the wall of the south aisle Anon/1880, 78.|
Anon/1894, 153, has the stone erected in the church near the vestry door.
Anon/1923, 398--403, has the stone resting against the south-west wall of the south aisle.
Nash-Williams/1936, 82: `Formerly built into SW. wall of S. aisle.'
Macalister/1949, 150, had not seen the stone and merely reproduces the information contained in Hughes/1923.
|Dimensions:||1.71 x 0.5 x 0.11 (converted from Nash-Williams/1950)|
Nash-Williams/1950, 123: `Inside church, affixed to S. wall of S. chancel aisle.'
Long, thin, rectangular cross-slab sculpted on one face only.
|Condition:||incomplete , inc|
Nash-Williams/1936, 82: `head of slab slightly damaged'.
|Crosses:||1: latin; outline; straight; plain; curved; none; inner curv; angular; plain|
|Decorations:||geometric ribbon interlace; geometric key pattern; geometric spiral|
Nash-Williams/1950, 121: `Full-length plain Latin wheel-cross of Celtic type carved in medium relief, with square arm-ends, large rounded armpits, and faintly splayed stem. Flanking the wheel-head on both sides in the upper spandrels are two large incised spiral ornaments (n. As commonly found on Manx cross-slabs ...) (partly flaked away). In the field to the l. and r. of the stem below are a vertical band of incised plain six-cord ribbon-plait...and a band of combined triangular and square fret...disposed diagonally'.
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1949):||+XPI CON FILIUS DETEN FECIT
(This is not a reading by Macalister, who says he has not seen the stone).|
+ CHR(IST)I CON FILIUS DETEN FECIT
Macalister/1949 150 reading only
|Nash-Williams, V.E. (1950):||+XR[I]C[O]NFILIUSL[.] | T[O]N|
+XR(ST)I C[O]N FILIUS L[.]TON
The cross of Christ. Con(PN), son of L(.)ton(PN) (?set it up)
Nash-Williams/1950 121 reading only
|Position:||inc ; broad ; on cross ; undivided|
The inscription runs along the horizontal arms of the cross.
|Date:||800 - 999 (Nash-Williams/1950)|
The inscription is quite worn and difficult to make out.