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Monuments: B

1. Bakewell

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-07-18
Date 18 July 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Derbyshire
Townland Bakewell
OSMapRef SK 215685
Area England
GeneralContext Fragment of a cross-shaft.
Location South porch at Bakewell.
Dimensions the fragment is 12'' high and 16.25'' wide.
GeneralDescription This is a fragment of a cross shaft, which is thought to be Anglo-Danish (no. 12 at Bakewell).
GeneralDescription There are different forms of curvi-linear and braided designs.
GeneralDescription One of the scenes has figural sculpture and is thought to depict the Massacre of the Innocents, New Testament, Matt 2:16. On the left the legs and lower body of one figure survive. On the right there is a figure who is swaithed in a winding sheet except for his head. In between these two there is another figure also swaithed in a winding sheet, who is being held upside down.

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