Today, my theme is an early medieval cross at Hamilton. Before commenting on the cross will review today’s activities:

Glasgow Weather: Light, but persistent snowfall most of the day with temperature at zero centigrade. Not ideal conditions for travelling around and taking photographs.

Glasgow Ancestry: Posted to my separate blog information on one John Houldsworth, a member of Glasgow’s 19th century elite who came from very modest orgins in northern England to become a wealthy businessman and Provost (Mayor) of Anderston (now part of Glasgow). An amazing journey considering the rigid class system at the time.

Scotland Tours: Working on four itineraries including two Speyside Whisky Tours.

Travels and Photographs: Notwithstanding the weather (or because of it) I decided to go off to the town of Hamilton to view the 10th/11th century Nertherton Cross located at the Old Parish Church of Hamilton which itself is a magnificent building. I find these old crosses fascinating. There are examples at Dunning (Perthshire), Paisley Abbey (Barochan Cross) Barrhead (Arthurlie Cross) and of course at Govan. In fact the Netherton Cross is deemed to be from the ‘Govan School’. Although badly weathered the key features of the cross are:

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