Cross - High cross (present location)

A square or rectangular pillar of stone usually with a ringed cross at the top, often decorated with low relief carvings. They are set in a base of cubic or pyramid form, sometimes fashioned in a series of steps. The height (3-6m) may be increased by a capstone. They were erected in the precincts of early medieval churches. In this case the high cross has been moved from its original location. They date from the 8th to the 12th century AD.