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1. Auckland St Andrews

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-07-12
Date 12 July 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Durham
Townland Auckland St Andrews
OSMapRef NZ 218283
Area England
GeneralContext Cross shaft, reconstructed after four pieces were discovered.
Location at the west end of the nave inside the Church.
GeneralContext Stone type: medium-grained massive sandstone.
GeneralDescription Front of the shaft of the Cross, dated to the last half of the eighth century, first quarter of ninth century.
GeneralDescription The shaft is bordered by a wide outer cable and fine inner roll moulding.
GeneralDescription The upper scene is of angels, or possibly is an Annunciation scene with the angel and Mary: New Testament, Luke 1:26.
GeneralDescription The lower panel is a Crucifixion scene. This may be the Crucifixion of Christ or possibly that of Andrew, described in the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles. The figure is bound to the cross. There is a figure on either side of the cross, the one on the left is thought to be a woman. There is another figure below the one on the left, but only part of his head and one hand survive. He is possibly holding a squarish object.

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