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1. Masham

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-09-13
Date 13 September 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County North Yorkshire
Townland Masham.
OSMapRef SE 225805
Area England
GeneralContext Pillar.
Location Churchyard at Masham.
GeneralContext Stone type: Coarse yellow sandstone.
Dimensions 81'' in height, circumference goes from 81'' to 76''.
GeneralDescription Pillar, south-east view, dated to early ninth century.
GeneralDescription The column has four rows of panels running around it. The top register is thought to be Christ and the Apostles.
GeneralDescription The second row panels are difficult to identify. One panel is thought to be David and the lion, Old Testament, 117:34 (Hawkes). The panel next to this shows two peacocks (Hawkes). The next one has been identified as David dictating psalms (Hawkes). The next panel is Samson, Old Testament, 16:30 (Hawkes). There are three other panels.
GeneralDescription The third row has four panels of figure subjects and three trees.
GeneralDescription The fourth row has seven panels of strange beasts.

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