One half of an inscribed stone, now a part of a 13th century lancet which itself is set into the 18th century south wall of the parish church in Birsay. This 3D model has been enhanced so that the letters can be made out, spelling “s Bellus” - the other half of the stone, now set in to the wall of a house (Cleatfurrows) adjacent the church, reads “Mon”, making the complete stone read “Mons Bellus”. The raised lettering is of 16th century type. A 3D model of the other half of the stone can be seen here: https://skfb.ly/6yGVt
Mapping Magnus project 2017-18: A research, community and training project focussed on Birsay, Orkney, to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the death of St Magnus.
Funded by: Heritage Lottery Fund, Client: Orkney Islands Council.
For more information see our blog: https://archaeologyorkney.com/category/mapping-magnus/