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1. Monkwearmouth

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-09-16
Date 16 September 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Durham.
Townland Monkwearmouth.
OSMapRef NZ 395585
Area England
GeneralContext Door jamb.
Location Church at Monkwearmouth.
GeneralContext Stone type: Coarse-grained, massive red/yellow sandstone.
Dimensions 53.3cm (21'') high, 24.7cm (9.75'') wide, and 22.9cm (9'') thick.
GeneralDescription Door jamb with a beast carving, dated to last quarter of seventh century.
GeneralDescription The carving continues on two stones. On the upper flat stone there is the necks of two reptilian creatures, whose heads curve inwards and whose jaws interlace symmetrically at the base of the stone.
GeneralDescription On the lower upright slab, which is larger, the ribbon bodies follow the line of the edge of the stone until they loop inwards at the base, meet in the centre and twist together until they reach the top of the stone.

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