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1. Dewsbury

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-07-26
Date 26 July 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County West Yorkshire
Townland Dewsbury
OSMapRef SE 245225
Area England
GeneralContext Cross shaft fragment.
Location churchyard at Dewsbury.
Dimensions 23.5'' high, 9.5'' wide, and 6.5'' thick.
GeneralContext Stone type: light-coloured local freestone.
GeneralDescription Cross shaft fragment, dated to late eighth century.
GeneralDescription This fragment depicts Christ in Majesty. Christ is seated and holding a scroll in His left hand. His right hand is raised in blessing. There is an inscription above the figure, which reads 'IHS XRVS'.

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