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Jarrow, Anglo-Saxon architectural sculpture




Architectural Fragment

Architectural Fragment

Early Medieval



Incomplete architectural sculpture, 41.9 cm high x 29.2 cm wide, in medium-grained yellow sandstone. The carving is deep and unworn, though damaged. Part of a frieze with a scroll inhabited by 2 birds. Framed at the top by a flat-band moulding and with a plinth at the base. Dated to the early 8th century. Found on the south side of the church when building the school. Possibly part of the same decorative scheme as HER ref. 1213.




<< HER 1212 >> W.H.D. Longstaffe, 1858, Durham before the Conquest, Proceedings of the Archaeological Institute Newcastle, II, 80 J. Stuart, 1867, Sculptured Stones of Scotland, II, 44-5, pl. lxxii J.R. Boyle, 1880, On the monastery and church of St. Paul, Jarrow, Archaeologia Aeliana, 2, X, 209 J.R. Boyle, 1892, The County of Durham, 587 H.E. Savage, 1900, Jarrow church and monastery, Archaeologia Aeliana, 2, XXII, fig. on 47 C.C. Hodges in W. Page, ed. 1905, Anglo-Saxon remains, Victoria County History, Durham, I, 233-4 J.D. Rose, 1909, Jarrow Church and Monastery, 24 B. Colgrave & T. Romans, 1956, A Guide to St. Paul's Church, Jarrow, and its Monastic Buildings, 29 R.J. Cramp,1965, Early Northumbrian Sculpture, Jarrow Lecture, pl. 70 R.J. Cramp,1984, Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture, Vol. I, Part 1, p. 114, pl. 98 (526) (Jarrow 19)

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