ME00789 - KILLACONIN or JONESBOROUGH,SEYMOURSTOWN BLACK - Cross

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Situated on a gate-pier on the N side of a road. It is marked on the 1836 and 1909 eds of the OS 6-inch map where it is described in italic lettering as a Stone Cross. It has a circular head with a Crucifixion on one face and a poorly preserved image on the other, which Cogan (1862-70, 325) describes as the Blessed Virgin Mary. The cross has been described by King (1984, 110-1) as: Material: limestone. Dims: shaft H 0.55m; span 0.58m; dims 0.12m x c. 0.12m. Base: dims 0.52m x 0.56m; H 0.18m. This is a disc-headed cross decorated in false relief set on a rough rectangular base. The W and E faces have figure sculpture. W: A Crucifixion in a recessed circular panel shows a bearded Christ, arms stretched vertically, head slightly bent to the right. E: The figure on the face si very badly damaged and cannot be identified. The form of this cross I s similar to Kilmore (ME043-028001-) c. 1575 but the carving is of much poorer quality. A date c. 1600 is suggested. (Crawford 1907, 238) The above description is derived from the published 'Archaeological Inventory of County Meath' (Dublin: Stationery Office, 1987). In certain instances the entries have been revised and updated in the light of recent research. Date of revision: 15 April, 2015

Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

Monument Details

Address:
KILLACONIN or JONESBOROUGH,SEYMOURSTOWN BLACK, Meath
GPS:
53.7404, -6.99803
SMRS:
ME016-005----
what3words:
beep.stirring.arrows

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