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Bagh na h-Uamha,cross 150m north east of waterfall in An Uamh,Rum

A Scheduled Monument in Caol and Mallaig, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.9948 / 56°59'41"N

Longitude: -6.2475 / 6°14'51"W

OS Eastings: 142123

OS Northings: 797312

OS Grid: NM421973

Mapcode National: GBR BBY7.C52

Mapcode Global: WGY91.0G83

Entry Name: Bagh na h-Uamha,cross 150m NE of waterfall in An Uamh,Rum

Scheduled Date: 5 March 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6329

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Crosses and carved stones: cross (free-standing)

Location: Small Isles

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Caol and Mallaig

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Description

The monument consists of a cross-marked rock positioned on a beach just above the high water mark.

The cross slab is about 1.5m in height. It was discovered in 1977 on the beach. It bears a cross at its tapered head. Although worn it is likely that the cross was originally an equal-armed cross with the vertical arm extending downwards to form a Latin cross. The cross shaft has been moved back up the beach and erected just above the high tide mark.

The area to be scheduled measures 25m in diameter, to include the cross and an area around it as shown in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

This monument is of national importance for its potential contribution to an understanding of Early Christian belief and sculpture in this area of Scotland.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NM 49 NW 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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