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

Other information
Mounting to wall: The cross stands in the graveyard of the church.
Evidence of use in field: None
Surface insertion depth (if apparent):
Finish: Untreated.
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)