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1. Kirkdale

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-09-12
Date 12 September 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Yorkshire, East.
Townland Kirkdale.
OSMapRef SE 676857
Area England
GeneralContext Cross shaft and part of Cross head.
Location built into outside wall of church, set horizontally.
Dimensions 159cm (62.5'') high, 40.5cm to 32.5cm (16'' to 12.75'') wide, head 53.6cm (21'') wide, built into wall.
GeneralContext Stone type: Medium- to coarse-grained, slightly micaceous sandstone.
GeneralDescription Cross shaft and part of Cross head, dated to late ninth to the mid tenth century.
GeneralDescription The shaft and head of the cross show a Crucifixion scene, with the head of Christ in the upper arm (which is disfigured) and his arms extending into the horizontal arms. Christ has a halo and a forked beard. He is wearing a short tunic and is bound with a transverse bar. On the left hand side there is a possibly spear point. Beneath Christ's feet there are two very worn serpents.
GeneralDescription The perimeter of the cross has a broad plain edge moulding.

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