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1. Gosforth

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-08-01
Date 1 August 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Cumbria
Townland Gosforth
OSMapRef NY 065035
Area England
GeneralContext Cross, south view.
Location churchyard at Gosforth.
Dimensions 442cm (174'') high.
GeneralContext Stone type: medium-grained red sandstone.
GeneralDescription South view of Cross shaft, dated to the first half of the tenth century.
GeneralDescription There is a run of ring-chain, which has an animal-head at the top.
GeneralDescription Underneath this there is a horned quadruped (stag/hart).
GeneralDescription Below this there is a wolf/dog whose legs are tangled in interlace formed by thin strands. He is set sideways on the shaft.
GeneralDescription Next there is a belted horseman. His left hand holds a bridle and his right hand holds a spear behind the horse. The feet of the horse are set over a horizontal strip of three-strand plain plait.
GeneralDescription At the base of the panel there is a creature, seen in profile, with pointed, open jaws, peaked forehead, and a round eye. His lower parts are interlaced with his arm.

  1. Bailey, R.N., Cramp, R.J., Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture. Vol.II, Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire North-of-the-Sands.1, Oxford University Press., Oxford (1988) Stones, Sculpture, Anglo-Saxons, England..