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1. Nunburnholme

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-09-17
Date 17 September 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County East Yorkshire
Townland Nunburnholme.
OSMapRef SE 855485
Area England
GeneralContext Cross shaft in two pieces, upper piece, south.
Location Church at Nunburnholme.
GeneralContext Stone type: Fine-grained, dolomitic, white limestone.
Dimensions upper piece, 76.4cm (30") high, 28.2cm to 31.6cm (11" to 12.5") wide, and 17cm to 29.5cm (6.75" to 11.5") in depth. Lower piece, 84.5cm (33.25") high, 34.7cm to 38.4cm (13.7" to 15") wide, and 30cm to 30.5cm (11.75" to 12") in depth.
GeneralDescription Cross shaft in two pieces, dated to late ninth century or early tenth century. Upper piece, south view.
GeneralDescription The horizontal strip at the top of this piece is roughly dressed.
GeneralDescription Below the horizontal strip an angel occupies each corner. Each stretches an arm diagonally down towards the centre.
GeneralDescription Enclosed within a semi-circular frame held by the angels and resting on the top of the next panel there is a beast in profile, with its head thrown back.
GeneralDescription Within the next, arched, panel there is a saint, with a halo, facing out.

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