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The shaft is probably late sixteenth century. The cross was restored and reconstructed by John Hinton Gall in 1900, it has a moulded base and sub-base of blue and red granite raised on three steps. A Clachnacuddin stone is embedded in the base. A carved finial representing the Scottish unicorn and supporting the burgh arms was carved by Andrew Davidson in 1900. Clach-na-cudhin means the 'stone of the tubs' and Clach-na-cudhin was where the women, who had done the washing down in the river, laid their baskets while they rested.

Date

1900

Medium

stone

Measurements

H 500 x W 50 x D 50 cm (E);
Plinth: H 75 x W 150 x D 150 cm (E)

Accession number

IV2_DO_S005

Work type

Monument

Owner

The Highland Council

Custodian

The Highland Council

Work status

extant

Listing status

B (Scotland)

Unveiling date

1900

Listing date

15/06/81

Access

at all times

Inscription description

bronze plaque: THE MERCAT CROSS OF INVERNESS, / RESTORED A.D. 1900, BY / SIR ROBERT B. FINLAY, Q.C. / M.P.FOR THE INVSS BURGHS; SOLICITOR-GENERAL FOR ENGLAND; stone inscription on the base: CLACH - NA - CÙDHIN


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Located at

High Street, Inverness

IV2 3BJ

In front of the Inverness Town house (North side), to the left of the main entrance.