|Discovery:||recognised, 1838 Johnes|
|History:||Okasha/1993, 268, `The stone was first recorded in 1838 by Kempe who said `much praise is due to the Rev. Mr Johnes, who caused this curious relic to be taken up from the road side and preserved in the church-yard'...In May 1870 W.C. Borlase described the stone in the churchyard, `standing on the top of the hedge, to the right of the entrance gate'. In spite of the word `hedge' Borlase's description and the accompanying illustration suggest that the stone was probably then in its present position'.|
|Geology:||Macalister/1949, 187: `sandstone'.|
|Dimensions:||1.6 x 0.39 x 0.43 (Okasha/1993)|
Okasha/1993, 268: `The stone is now in Stowford churchyard, on a grass bank to the right of the gate'.
Okasha/1993, 268: `The stone is an uncarved pillar-stone'.
|Condition:||complete , good|
Okasha/1993, 268: `probably complete'.
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1949):||GURGLES|
Macalister/1949 187 reading only
|Okasha, E. (1984):||[G]U[.G]LE[S]|
Okasha/1993 269--70 concise discussion
|Thomas, C. (1994):||GUNGLEI|
Radford/1969 81 reading only
Thomas/1994 290 reading only
|Position:||inc ; narrow ; n/a ; undecorated|
|Date:||700 - 999 (Okasha/1993)|
700 - 700 (Thomas/1994)
|Language:||name only (rbook)|
|Palaeography:||Okasha/1993, 268: `a predominantly insular script with some odd letter forms'.|
Macalister/1949, 187: `the letters are half-uncials eccentrically formed'.
Okasha/1993, 268: `The text is probably complete but slightly deteriorated'.
Macalister/1949, 187: `The lower part of the first G is spalled, but still traceable: the lower part of the R is lost...the reading is certain'.