St Kew Stone - St James' church - St Kew, Cornwall
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 50° 33.485 W 004° 47.676
30U E 372884 N 5602220
Quick Description: A granite pillar stone with a vertical Latin inscription in a cartouche, and an Ogham inscription on the left edge located in St James' church, St Kew.
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/9/2017 2:07:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMWT38
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 1

Long Description:


"Granite pillar stone, broken at both ends, with a vertical Latin inscription in a cartouche, and an Ogham inscription on the left edge.

Dimensions - 0.72 × 0.37 × 0.39 m.
Date -
400–799 (Okasha 1993)
550–599 (Thomas 1994)

Viewed 27 August 2010. The stone is situated on the south side of the west end of the church, lying on its side on the floor. The Latin and Ogham inscriptions are both very clear and legible, and were highlighted with chalk.

The Latin and Ogham inscriptions unusually have the same orientation, and so one of them must have been oriented contrary to normal practice when the stone was erect. I assume that the Ogham inscription would have been written top-to-bottom up the left edge, as is normal for short inscriptions, in which case the Latin inscription must have been written reading vertically up the stone, which is odd, but not as odd as a single line of Ogham being written top-to-bottom down one of the edges.

Latin Inscription
Transcription IVSTI
Reading IVSTI
Translation Of Iustus

Ogham Inscription
Transcription [--]USTI
Reading USTI
Translation Of Iustus"

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Parking or Additional Point: N 50° 33.480 W 004° 47.641

Runestone Type: Not listed

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