'The stone was examined and drawn by Chatterton in 1838. She described it as outside the oratory and 'Near the east end', adding that it was not upright but 'in a slanting position' ... Windele saw it in June of the same year and described its location as 'at the NE angle of the Cell in the little burying ground attached ... In 1878 Petrie said the stone was 'at the east end of the oratory' and his illustration suggests that the stone was still in the position described by Chatterton and Windele ... in 1898 the stone as still `close to the Oratory ... on the north-east side' ... In 1949 Macalister described the stone as 'Formerly prostrate, but now standing in the graveyard surrounding the ancient oratory. Photographs published by Barrington (1979) and by Weir (1980) show the stone surrounded by grass but by 1986 it had been placed in its present position, set in a bed of stones'.
'Formerly prostrate, but now standing in the graveyard surrounding the ancient oratory'.
'The cross-slab stands at the E end of a low rectangular mound or bed of stones, including much quartz, which measures 9m E--W x 5m N--S'.