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1. Hovingham

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-09-06
Date 6 September 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Yorkshire, East.
Townland Hovingham.
OSMapRef SE 565755
Area England
GeneralContext Shrine Slab.
Location Church at Hovingham.
GeneralContext Stone type: Find-grained, very micaceous, finely bedded, flaggy, yellow to light grey sandstone.
Dimensions 62cm (24.5'') high, 160cm (63'') in width, and 18cm to 11cm (7.1'' to 4.3'') in depth.
GeneralDescription Shrine slab dated to early ninth century.
GeneralDescription There is an eight-fold arcade carved on this slab. A flat, plain moulding, runs along the top and sides of this and on the bottom there is inhabited plant scroll.
GeneralDescription The figure in the sixth arch is facing to the right and the head is hooded. The fore-arms may be raised before the head or else they are holding a swaddled child.

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