St Margaret’s Church (now disused)
Details on cross:
On the cross beam
Text type Carved
Cross dimensions (millimetres please)
Shaft Height: 630
Cross beam width: 510
Width of wood: 110
Thickness or depth: 50
Mounting to wall: The cross stands in the graveyard of the church.
Evidence of use in field: None
Surface insertion depth (if apparent):
Condition: The wood is quite well preserved and in reasonable.
Other information, notes and observations:
It’s believed to be an unknown burial in 1917, but information is scant.
Survey Scott Galloway
Date of survey: 20th August 2016
Many thanks to Laurie Moncrieff in Shetland who provided the information.
The cross marks the grave of a body washed up on the nearby Melby Beach,it bore no identifiable markings of any kind. As such this isn’t strictly a returned marker, but is worth recording nonetheless. (October 2016)