Nith Bridge Cross

[Nith Bridge Cross]

This early medieval carved cross shaft graces a field next to the A702 just after it crosses the two-arched Nith Bridge on the way out of Thornhill. Believed to date to the 9th or 10th century, the cross itself is missing, but you can still make out fine interlacing and animal symbols: not bad considering it's been open to the elements for the last 1,000 years. The vegetation inside the iron railings is due a trim (and the same goes for the nettles by the roadside gate / fence).

[Nith Bridge Cross]

Name: Nith Bridge Cross ★☆☆☆☆
Location: Off A702 just to the west of the bridge over the River Nith, west side of Thornhill, G.R.: NX 869955 ///toolbar.remotest.decay
Open: Always
Cost: Free
Anything else? Park in the nearby layby and climb the gate / fence just to the west (furthest from the bridge) to reach the cross (don't damage the crops).

[Nith Bridge Cross]

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