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1. Bedlington

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-07-18
Date 18 July 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Northumberland
Townland Bedlington
OSMapRef NZ 265815
Area England
GeneralContext Stone slab, right hand side.
Location set into the east wall of nave, on the outside, at Bedlington.
GeneralContext Stone type: medium-grained, massive yellow sandstone.
Dimensions 59.7 cm high (23.5''), 50.8 to 55.9 cm wide (20" to 22''), and built into the wall.
GeneralDescription Carved stone slab, set into the outside wall of the Church, dated to tenth century.
GeneralDescription There are two frontal figures carved on the slab, both cut off at the feet. Their shoulders touch and both have haloes with straight sides and wedge-shaped faces.
GeneralDescription The figure on the right holds a rod in its left hand (the top of the rod has been broken off). Its right hand is held across the dress with the first two fingers extended in blessing. The edges of this figure's drapery are less elaborately pleated than on the other figure, but in the centre of the garment there is an intricate panel of V-shaped folds.

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