|Discovery:||non-arch dig, 1843 workmen|
|History:||Macalister/1945, 457: `Found in 1843, somewhere near to the place where it is at present...For its preservation it was set upright in a wall close by'.|
Okasha/1993, 116: `The stone was discovered in December 1843 by workmen engaged in building a road in the grounds of Carnsew...The stone was lying in a horizontal position at the depth of four feet...When the stone was moved it broke into three parts. Mr Harvey had it fixed into `the wall of his new road on Carnsew cliff, within a few feet of the spot where it was discovered'. The stone has remained there since'.
|Dimensions:||1.32 x 3.31 x 0.0 (Okasha/1993)|
Okasha/1993, 116: `now set in a bank in a public park, King George VI Memorial Plantation in Hayle'.
Thomas/1994, Fig. 11.5, draws attention to `the natural `cross' of mineral veins on the upper part of this narrow granite pillar'.
Macalister/1945, 458: `[it] must have been an imposing looking monument'.
|Condition:||incomplete , poor|
Oksha/1993, 116, describes how the stone fell into three bits when lifted in 1843, and that it is now in 4 pieces and may have been cut down when re-set into a wall.
Thomas/1994, caption to figure 11.5: `Note...the natural cross of mineral veins on the upper part of this narrow granite pillar'.
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):||HICIN | TVMVLO | REQVIEVIT | [--] | CVNAIDE | HIC[IN] | TVM/U/L/O | IAC/IT | VIXIT | ANNOS | XXXIII|
HIC IN TVMVLO REQVIEVIT [--] CVNAIDE HIC [IN] TVMULO IACIT VIXIT ANNOS XXXIII
Here N.N. rested [he has now been exhumed to make room for] Cunaide (PN), who lies here.
Macalister/1945 457--458 reading only
|Okasha, E. (1986):||[--]|
HIC PACE [--] REQVIEVIT CVNATDO HIC [IN] TVMVLO IACIT VIXIT ANNOS XXXIII
Here in peace has rested Cunatdo (PN). Here he lies in the tomb. He lived for 33 years.
Okasha/1993 116--121 reading only
|Thomas, C. (1991):||HIC PA | CE[NVP..] | REQVIEVIT | CVNAIDE | HIC[IN] | TVM/VLO | IACIT | VIXIT | ANNOS | XXXIII|
HIC PACE NVP[ER] REQVIEVIT CVNAIDE HIC IN TVMVLO IACIT VIXIT ANNOS XXXIII
Here in peace lately went to rest Cunaide (PN). Here in the grave she lies. She lived 33 years.
Thomas/1994 193 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; n/a ; undecorated|
Macalister/1945, 458: `apparently pocked'.
|Date:||400 - 1099 (Okasha/1993)|
450 - 475 (Thomas/1994)
|Palaeography:||Macalister/1945, 458, believes that there was 11 lines of text, the fourth of which had been `hammered out', as the carver had made an error. No other authority has made/repeated this suggestion.|
Okasha/1993, 117, 119 states that the text is now illegible.
Thomas/1994, 193, notes that there have been many mis-readings of the text. He notes that Beckerlegge visited the site in 1948 many times and obtained an accurate transcript (Beckerlegge/1953). Subsequently, the stone has been re-cemented within the wall: `Exposure has rendered the surface extremely difficult to examine or rub'. He then states: 'NVP is now almost undetectable (the concluding letters (er) must be supplied); IN has virtually perished since 1843 and the -O of TVMVLO is almost obliterated by an old gash'.