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Ruthwell Cross carving, Dumfries and Galloway

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Ruthwell Cross carving, Dumfries and Galloway
Ruthwell, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
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The Ruthwell Cross is a superb carved cross dating to the 7th century. The cross stands in a specially built display area in the tiny church at Ruthwell, a hamlet in south east Dumfries and Galloway, close to the Solway Firth. If you have any interest in pre-Norman history - or even if you haven't - do make an effort to view the cross; it is quite incredible. I almost didn't get this photo, as the church was not open when I arrived, though it should have been, according to a sign outside the door. I sat in my car dithering over what to do next, and before I could decide, the vicar came to unlock the church.

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