Home

Who
What
Where
When
Why
Robertstown Cross
 

County

Meath

Coordinates

N 53° 48' 13.5"   W 006° 48' 27.9"

Nearest town

Nobber

Grid Ref.

N 78535 84461

Map No.

35

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

89

Date of visit

Saturday 25 May 2019

GPS Accuracy (m)

4
Show Google Map              Show Monuments in the area

    
   
PREVIOUS      NEXT
The fascinating gate of the graveyard.


At Robertstown there's an old graveyard not marked on the OS Map. The graveyard has a few very old headstones and the poor ruins of a church dedicated to St. Brigid.
But the most interesting item of the site is the nice stone cross on the north side of the narrow path from the graveyard gate.
It's half hidden in the hedge and could go unseen when walking to the graveyard.
The cross stands on a rough stone plinth. It is 1.25 metres tall, 20 centimetres wide at the shaft and 44 centimetres wide at the arms. It's 17 centimetres thick.
The south (180°) side of the cross depicts a crucifixion, and above it there's a head with a pair of wings.
The bottom half of the crucifixion is missing, leading to the hint that part of the cross has been lost. The lowest half of the shaft has a very worn out inscription dated to 1685, which reads "SOVERAIN LORD KING JAMES THE SECOND BY THE GRACE OF GOD" (after Dean Anthony Cogan).
The north side of the stone cross has a Greek cross inscribed in a circle 15 centimetres in diameter. Right above the circle there's something that might look like a human head, and a long shape elongates from the bottom of the circle, like it was a crucifixion.


Browse by Monument Type
Browse by County
Browse by Date of Visit
Browse by Map Number

A-Z List

Clickable Counties
Clickable OS Maps Grid

Find a Map

Multimap

The days before GPS

The Stones in the Movies

Glossary
Links
Guestbook
FAQ

What's NEW?


Search


Site view counter: 9170217

Copyright © 2003-2020 Antonio D'Imperio
All the photos, the graphics and the texts on this website are automatically copyrighted to me under the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works 1886. Any violation of the copyright will be pursued according to the applicable laws.

info@irishstones.org

Powered by AxeCMS/CustomEngine(V0.25.00 build 999) by Sergio "Axeman" Lorenzetti. (C) 2009-2015

counter