The Ancient Crosses of New Cumnock
Fragments of two ancient crosses, the Mansfield Cross and the Cairn Cross were discovered in the parish of New Cumnock in the second-half of the 19th century. Sadly the whereabouts of the fragments of both crosses are unknown. However, thanks to the Royal Commission on the Ancient Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) I have been granted permission to reproduce images of the Mansfield Cross and to use extracts from their records in providing an historical account of the origins of the ancient crosses of New Cumnock.
As well as an account of the New Cumnock crosses a brief overview of cross fragments found in Nithsdale in the neighbouring county of Dumfriesshire is also provided.
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© Robert Guthrie