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Latitude: 55.8472 / 55°50'49"N
Longitude: -6.1088 / 6°6'31"W
OS Eastings: 142906
OS Northings: 669193
OS Grid: NR429691
Mapcode National: GBR CF98.2PN
Mapcode Global: WGZHV.49B9
Plus Code: 9C7MRVWR+VF
Entry Name: Memorial Cross, Dunlossit House, Port Askaig, Islay
Listing Name: Dunlossit House Estate, Memorial Cross (Shaft)
Listing Date: 27 September 2000
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394734
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47367
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Killarow and Kilmeny
County: Argyll and Bute
Electoral Ward: Kintyre and the Islands
Parish: Killarow And Kilmeny
Traditional County: Argyllshire
Probably Sir John James Burnet, circa 1900. Carved stone memorial Celtic cross (shaft remains) to Gilmour family, sited at western end of track to W of Port Askaig and NW of Dunlossit House. Roll moulded arises and frame to panels on rectangular stone shaft with lower limb of cross remaining (cross patee) and stump of encircling ring. Shaft with panel of swirling Celtic carving below smaller panel depicting seated winged female with baby in her lap flanked by two outsized winged cherubs. Entwined snake carving to remnant of cross limb and guilloche to encircling band.
The stone is inscribed: 'Isabella Buchan Gilmour, Tottie Martin. Born 19 November 1861, died 15 March 1900', and 'Allan Gilmour of Eaglesham. Born 4 May 1820, died December 1905'. This, and the depiction of a mother with child, would suggest that it was commissioned to mark the death of Isabella Gilmour in 1900, with her father's(?) name added subsequently in 1906. Dunlossit House (see separate listing) was built in 1865, and restored after fire in 1909. Despite the sad absence of the cross-proper the carved shaft is a notable object of fine craftsmanship.
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