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1. Levisham

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-09-12
Date 12 September 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Yorkshire, East.
Townland Levisham.
OSMapRef SE 883902
Area England
GeneralContext Grave-cover, in two pieces.
Location St. John's Church, Levisham.
GeneralContext Stone type: Medium-grained, yellow sandstone.
Dimensions tail piece, 61.6cm (21.25'') in length, 42.3cm to 45.7cm (16.6'' to 18'') in width, and 19cm (7.5'') in depth. Head piece, 62.5cm (24.6'') in length, 41.5cm to 35.7cm (16.3'' to 14'') in width, and 14.5cm (5.7'') in depth.
GeneralDescription Grave-cover in two pieces, dated to the tenth century.
GeneralDescription The panel is framed by a very broad, plain, flat perimeter moulding.
GeneralDescription A serpent-like beast in profile occupies the entire panel. The beast's head is raised, and its jaws are open. The beast does not have legs, but there are a pair of spirals coming from the chest. Another larger pair of spirals form the tail. The beast is fettered by a number of loose trailing elements. There is an oval ring around the centre of the beast and a there is a snake, whose tail is bitten by the beast's fangs.

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