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1. Sockburn

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-09-20
Date 20 September 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Durham
Townland Sockburn
OSMapRef NZ 345075
Area England
GeneralContext Cross Shaft fragment.
Location Conyers Chapel.
GeneralContext Stone type: Medium-/ coarse-grained, yellow sandstone.
Dimensions 115.5cm (45.5'') in height, 28cm to 23cm (11'' to 9.75'') in width, and 20.25cm to 17cm (8'' to 6.75'') in depth.
GeneralDescription Cross Shaft fragment, dated to third quarter of tenth century.
GeneralDescription There are three panels on this side of the shaft.
GeneralDescription At the top there is a panel of six-strand plain plait.
GeneralDescription The centre panel has the figure of an armed man facing left. He is holding a long spear in one hand. He seems to be wearing a sharply pointed helmet. There is a sword at his waist, lying horizontally.
GeneralDescription The third panel has a stag facing left.

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