Although made of local Drumbane sandstone, the Cross of St Patrick is known as a Latin cross. Originally the cross had two stone supports for the arms, of which only one now remains. The west face pictured left, bears a crucifixion scene with Christ wearing a long robe. The east face also bears a figure, a bishop carrying a crozier, probably St Patrick standing on an animals head. The base which was thought to be used as an inauguration stone for the local kings, ( unproven) is decorated with Urnes style interlace. The cross stands at 2.28 metres high and is now located in the medieval Hall of the Vicars' Choral.

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