|Discovery:||in/on structure, 1840 workmen|
|History:||Stone found built into the old nave during the demolition of 1840.|
|Dimensions:||0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0 (Unknown)|
RCHAME/1970, 308: `In N. aisle, reset in E. wall'.
Macalister/1949, 188: `A rectangular stone'.
RCHAME/1970, 308: `pillar stone'.
|Condition:||incomplete , some|
Macalister/1949, 188: `the stone is cracked across'.
RCHAME/1970, 308: `fractured diagonally near the present centre'.
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1949):||GONGORIE|
Macalister/1949 188 reading only
Of Gongorie (PN).
RCAHME/1970 308, 312 concise discussion
|Position:||W ; broad ; n/a ; undecorated|
|Date:||700 - 899 (RCAHME/1970)|
|Language:||name only (rbook)|
|Palaeography:||RCAHME/1970, 312: `The letters are Insular majuscule with a Roman capital E. The N is adapted from the uncial form, which is used in some Insular MSS. together with the more normal N. Several of the letters are characterised by an extension to the left of the tops of the uprights; this feature is particularly noticeable in the N, where the tops of both uprights are so treated.|
Letters of the same general character are found in the 8th-century inscription at Towyn, though the forms are there less exaggerated and the setting out more irregular. The forked serif to the central bar of the E is uncertain as the surface is here abraded'.
Macalister/1949, 188: `The inscription is in good order...one letter is damaged. The surface is thickly covered with whitewash'.
RCAHME/1970, 312: `A fracture almost obliterates the fourth letter and damages the fifth. The small central fragment has been slightly displaced so that the fifth letter reads badly'.