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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, north.
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, north view.
GeneralDescription There is a broad horizontal strip along the top. On the sides there are broad, flat edge mouldings.
GeneralDescription The top panel has an angel frieze. There is an angel in each corner, and each stretches an arm diagonally down to the arch forming the top of the next panel.
GeneralDescription Within the arched panel there is a figure facing out. His head is covered by two cowls that narrow at the neck. There is a large rectangle on the chest which contains three horizontal rows of pellets. Below that there are two vertical strips, like a stole, with large globular terminals. The figure's hands are grasping the stole. He is probably an ecclesiastic.

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