Tyne and Wear HER(12199): Jarrow, Church of St. Paul, medieval grave slab - Details
Jarrow, Church of St. Paul, medieval grave slab
Religious Ritual and Funerary
A slab of light buff sandstone set against the internal face of the west wall of the C19 north porch, 1.83m x 0.49m x 0.41m. The base is missing and the right side partly cut away. The slab has an incised design, straight arm cross with cusped arms (like a slab at All Saints Church, Sockburn, County Durham) and fleur-de-lys terminals of fairly late form. The assymetry of the head also suggests a quite late date. On the left of the broad cross shaft is a key. Later C14 or C15.
Peter F. Ryder, 1985, The Medieval Cross Slab Grave Cover in County Durham, Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland Research Report No. 1, p 99-100