Head Stop
Head Stop
Head Stop
Head Stop
Head Stop
Head Stop
Head Stop

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This would have once formed a head stop, an end piece to a moulding above a window or arcade, at Fortrose Cathedral. A similar head-stop remains in situ, towards the west end of the south aisle, supporting the hood-mould of the arcade. The head is badly damaged, with most of the lower part of the face broken away, along with the hair on the left hand side.

Fortrose Cathedral



Head Stop


14th–15th C




H 26 x W 22.5 x D 16 cm

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on loan from Scottish Ministers

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Fortrose Cathedral

Cathedral Square, Fortrose, Highland IV10 8SU Scotland

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