Tyne and Wear HER(406): Monkwearmouth, Anglo-Saxon architectural fragment - Details
Monkwearmouth, Anglo-Saxon architectural fragment
An architectural fragment carved in local dolomite, 18 cm high x 11 cm wide x 6 cm deep. Two carved faces survive, one decorated with a straight line pattern, the other plain. It was found in 1959 and is thought to date to the late 9th or early 10th century A.D. This and the Tidfirth stone (HER no. 90) are evidence for the continued tradition of stone carving on the site after full monastic occupation had ceased.
<< HER 406 >> R.J. Cramp, 1984, Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture, Vol. I, Pt 1 132 Pt 2 pl. 124.680 (Monkwearmouth 22)