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(?) sandstone extends 5'.9" in height above ground,
is 6 1/2" in thickness, 18" in breadth at the base
17" at the head of the shaft and 12 1/2" at the top
where fractured. At the upper end of the shaft
is sunk panel measuring 22" by 12" on which
is rudely carved two figures facing each other, [inserted note] ? male figures
and probably intended to represent the salutation.
The arm of the cross is carved in low relief and extends from the fractured
top of the stone for 15" and expands from4 1/2" to
11": the edges of the stone
running parallel to the sides. At each edge of the
stone opposite the lower extremity of the arm
there is a fracture showing a slight shoulder
indicating that some curved projection has
been broken off, and a similar curved point
exists at the top on the right side of the stone evid:
:ently marking the springing of the side arm.
These indications seem to point to this having
been a cross of the Irish type - a free standing
cross with the arms connected by a ring of
stone. (See Mr. Corrie's paper & photographs.)

Shancastle Doon.
This is a prominent hill on the N. [North] side of
the Cairn Valley about 2 ms. [miles] to the E. [East] of Moni:
:aive and rising to an elevation of 810' over
sea level. The name suggests the existence of
a fort of which there are indications though

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