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Architectural Information
  • Building type: Cross
  • Date of construction: 10th Century?
  • Architect: Not Assigned
  • Listing: MON
  • HB/SMR Ref: TYR046:011
  • 2nd Survey by EHS: No
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Donaghmore Cross, Donaghmore

County Tyrone

Donaghmore Cross, Donaghmore

The cross is a composite, made up of parts of 2 different crosses. It is said to have been thrown down in 17th Century & re-erected in the 18th. On the West side are the following scenes: a mounted horseman, Adam & Eve, Cain & Abel & the Sacrifice of Isaac. On the East side are the Annunciation to the Shepherds, the Adoration of the Magi, the Baptism, the Miracle at Cana, the Multiplication of Loaves & Fishes, the Arrest & the Crucifixion. Other decoration includes geometric motifs seen on other Ulster crosses. It may be 10th Century

Building Stone Information

Stone Type Category: Buff-Pink Sandstone
Primary Stone Type: Tyrone Carboniferous Sandstone
Secondary Stone Type:
Other Stone Type:
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Stonework Construction: Carved ashlar
Stonework Condition: Stonework is in good general condition with minimal evidence of deterioration through some surface roughening of isolated sandstone blocks. Weathering of some decorative stonework has resulted in loss of definition.
Condition Assessment (QUB): 2


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