Tyne and Wear HER(126): Tynemouth, frag. Anglo-Saxon cross-shaft or arch. feature - Details
Tynemouth, frag. Anglo-Saxon cross-shaft or arch. feature
Religious Ritual and Funerary
Part of a cross-shaft or architectural feature in coarse-grained, yellow sandstone. It is in good condition but covered in paint or plaster. Decoration includes 2 or 3 ribbon animals with double-outlined bodies. It was found during excavation in 1963, incorporated into the wall of the Spanish Battery. It has been dated to the 10th century.
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