Tyne and Wear HER(124): Tynemouth, part of Anglo-Saxon cross-shaft - Details
Tynemouth, part of Anglo-Saxon cross-shaft
Religious Ritual and Funerary
Part of a cross-shaft in coarse-grained, yellow sandstone. Very worn in places. Decoration includes a figure framed by two animals. It has been dated to the late 10th or early 11th centuries. It was first mentioned in 1885-6 when it was donated to the Society of Antiquaries by Mr. A.J. Stevenson, who provided the information that it had been found c.30 years earlier when an old house in Tynemouth was pulled down.
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