Nith Bridge Cross

Dumfries & Galloway | Thornhill | Carved cross |

[Nith Bridge Cross]

This early medieval carved cross shaft graces a field next to the A702 just after it crosses the double-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]

Location & info

📌 Nith Bridge Cross
Off the A702 immediately west of the bridge over the River Nith, half a mile west of Thornhill village centre, G.R.: NX 869955 ///toolbar.remotest.decay
Always open | Free

💬 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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