This much mutilated cross is missing its arms and part of its head, but its shaft is covered with rich carvings.
Thought to date to the 9th or 10th centuries, it stands to a height of 3.4m on its original base which measures around 1.7m by 1.2m and is around 0.5m in height. The shaft itself measures around 0.7m by 0.4m.
The front of the shaft is divided into four panels, the upper two of which each feature a figure on horseback. The third panel is carved with two figures on horseback, one of whom is carrying a spear. The bottom panel shows several hounds chasing stags.
The bottom of the right side of the shaft is decorated with a diagonal key-pattern, above which is scroll foliage and winged dragons. The upper two panels are damaged, as are the entire back and left sides of the shaft.
At the base of the cross is a fragment of a cross-slab from Carpow.
Weather at Mugdrum Cross
max 8°C / min 7°C
Weather observed at Newburgh at 15:42
Alternative names for Mugdrum Cross