Tyne and Wear HER(1211): Jarrow, Anglo-Saxon building stone - Details
Jarrow, Anglo-Saxon building stone
Building stone, in medium-grained orange sandstone. In good condition. A normal building block, 14 cm high x 23 cm wide x 28 cm deep, with one very smoothly dressed face, inscribed in Anglo-Saxon capitals: HELMGYT. Dated to the 8th century and found in 1973 during archaeological excavations.
<< HER 1211 >> J. Higgitt, 1979, The dedication inscription at Jarrow and its context, Antiquaries Journal, LIX, 360-1, 363, pl. 64B R.J. Cramp, 1984, Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture, Vol. I, Part 1, p. 114, pl. 97 (522) (Jarrow 18)