|Discovery:||in/on structure, 1913 workmen|
|History:||Anon/1920, 361: `When excavating the floor of the present nave in 1913, a flat stone was discovered with a cross upon it bearing an inscription...This stone is now in the north wall of the nave of the church'.|
Macalister/1949, 155: `found in the course of repairing the church, and now fixed upon the inner face of the south wall'.
RCAHMW/1973, 42: `found in 1913 in the floor of the parish church and re-set on the internal face of the N. wall of the nave there'.
|Geology:||Macalister/1949, 155: `Old Red Sandstone'.|
|Dimensions:||1.1 x 0.57 x 0.01 (RCAHMW/1973)|
Nash-Williams/1950, 137: `inside church on N. wall of nave'.
Macalister/1949, 155: `A slab'.
Nash-Williams/1950, 137: `Roughly shaped rectangular (?) cross-slab (damaged), decorated and inscribed. 37 1/2" h. x 21 1/2" w. x ?" t....The slab is one of a small group of cross-slabs, local to Glamorganshire, characterized by the use of the formula Crux Christi (or the cross-symbol) combined, in some cases, with the name of the person commemorated (cf. Nos. 260-1). The slabs probably represent a Celtic (Irish) version of a Merovingian slab-type'.
RCAHMW/1973, 42: `A damaged slab with carved cross and inscription...The rectangular...slab, 110cm by 57cm, has been trimmed down from its original dimensions...its thickness cannot be ascertained'.
|Condition:||complete , some|
Nash-Williams/1950, 137: `damaged'.
RCAHMW/1973, 42: `A damaged slab...trimmed down from its original dimensions and one upper angle has fractured off'.
|Crosses:||1: latin; interlace; straight; expanded; plain; none; inner curv; expanded; n/a|
Macalister/1949, 155: `a wheel cross in cavo rilievo (like No. 1 at Aberafon) with a guilloche on the ring and triquetras on the terminals. The design has been chiselled and rubbed smooth'.
Nash-Williams/1950, 137: `Carved double-ribbon Latin wheel-cross in low relief, with knotted arm-ends (R.A. 262 and 269) and the arcs of the wheel formed of simple double-beaded twists (R.A. 501) (Cf. No. 125)'.
RCAHMW/1973, 42: `A ringed Latin cross in false relief, formed of paired cords interlaced at the centre, extends to each edge, the expanded arm-ends forming triquetra knots. Each arc of the ring set within the arm-ends consists of a double-beaded single twist, squared at the ends. A similar form of cross occurs on Irish recumbent slabs but is not usually combined with a ring as in this case.
 Proc. Roy. Irish Acad., Vol. 61 (C, 1961), p. 224 and Fig. 26'.
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1949):||CRUX:X~P~I~|
Macalister/1949 155 and Plate L reading only
|Nash-Williams, V.E. (1950):||C:RUX:XP~I|
The Cross of Christ.
Nash-Williams/1950 137 reading only
The cross of Christ.
RCAHMW/1976 42 reading only
|Position:||ind ; broad ; within quadrants ; quadrant|
Macalister/1949, 155: `Along the side of the cross shaft'.
Nash-Williams/1950, 137: `Latin inscription (Fig. 147) in the field [of cross] to l., in one line reading vertically downwards'.
RCAHMW/1973, 42: `Parallel to the stem of the cross'.
Nash-Williams/1950, 137: `thinly and carefully picked'.
RCAHMW/1973, 42: `incised'.
|Date:||800 - 899 (Nash-Williams/1950)|
800 - 899 (RCAHMW/1976)
800 - 899 (Anon/1920)
|Palaeography:||Nash-Williams/1950, 137: `Round half-uncials...with most of the letters conjoined in the cursive manner'.|
RCAHMW/1973, 42: `Latin inscription reads (downwards) CRUX : X~P~I~ (`The cross of Christ'), in rounded half-uncials with single punctuation dot and mark of abbreviation (for Christi)'.