The Celtic cross

Celtic cross erected in the 11th century. Unfortunately, the cross was damaged in 2012 when a branch from a tree by the churchyard gate fell on it. Just like the Anglican cross in Krossteigen behind the municipal council building, this cross was carved from kyanite-garnet-muscovite-schist, probably from the quernstone quarries in Hyllestad. On the back of the cross could be seen a round mark indicating that it was originally to have been a quernstone. Maybe the stonecutter was told to put some speed into the cross production? In Eivindvik it is said that there was once a third cross, which is said to have been removed. According to oral sources, it stood east of the churchyard.


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