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HIGH STREET, LITTLE CROSS (Ref:30709)

This building is in the Moray Council and the Elgin Burgh. It is a category A building and was listed on 26/01/1971.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NJ 219 628.

Description

Dated 1733. Round stone shaft capped by Ionic capital, 4

faced sundial and cast-iron finial standing on

four-stepped circular base. Carved faces of finial which

might represent St Giles or Virgin and Child, and which

appear to be of medieval date.

Notes

Repaired 1867. Present sundial is replica (1941), original in Elgin Museum. Circular cobbled surround. Stands at E end of High Street, at South and North College Street junction. Original site of cross erected by Alexander Macdonald in 1402 at entrance to Cathedral Chanonry. Former Item 27 (1981 Revised List). Scheduled Ancient Monument No 2370.

References

MacGibbon and Ross, THE CASTELLATED AND DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE OF SCOTLAND V (1892), p.398-9. Small, SCOTTISH MARKET CROSSES (1899), plate 24. R G Cant and I G Lindsay, OLD ELGIN (1945), p.14. H B Mackintosh, ELGIN PAST AND PRESENT. (1914), p.16-17.

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