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1. Gainford

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-07-31
Date 31 July 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Durham
Townland Gainford
OSMapRef NZ 175165
Area England
GeneralContext Upper part of a Cross shaft.
Location Durham Cathedral.
Dimensions 25.4cm (10'') high, 28 to 25.4cm (11 to 10'') wide, and 20.3cm (8'') in depth.
GeneralContext Stone type: medium-/fine-grained, banded yellow/orange sandstone.
GeneralDescription Upper part of a Cross shaft, dated to the first half of the tenth century.
GeneralDescription This panel has a man on horseback going to the left. The panel is surrounded by a wide flat-band moulding. The figure is shown in profile and his hair is tied back in a pigtail. He holds the reins of the horse in one hand and a spear in the other.

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