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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 At the top of the rectangular part of the shaft is a three-strand plain plait ending in a spiral below. The top end has a beast head.
GeneralDescription After this 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).

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