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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 side depicts a bird standing on a bound beast within an irregular side flat-band moulding. The wings and tail of the bird are outstretched. Below its beak there is something that may be foliage, a snake, or possibly interlace. This forms part of the binding around the neck of the animal, which is canine-like.

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