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1. Middleton

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-09-13
Date 13 September 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County East Yorkshire
Townland Middleton.
OSMapRef SE 125495
Area England
GeneralContext Cross Head and Shaft.
Location Church at Middleton.
GeneralContext Stone type: Medium-grained, yellowish-white sandstone.
Dimensions 106.8cm (42'') in height.
GeneralDescription Cross Head and Shaft, front view, dated to tenth century.
GeneralDescription The lower arm of the cross head is a shallow triangle, tending to a hammer-shape. There is a roll perimeter moulding. In the centre of the head there is a convex boss.
GeneralDescription The lowest part of the shaft is not decorated. There is a single long panel, flanked by a plain, flat edge moulding. This panel contains a hunt scene. A stag stands at the base. At its left, above it, there is a hound. Above this there is a smaller hound. The top right hand quarter of the panel has a standing human figure. He is pointing a spear downwards with his right hand. His left hand is on his knife in its horizontal sheath on his belt. He has a skull cap. His feet point to the left.

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