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1. Gosforth

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-08-01
Date 1 August 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Cumbria
Townland Gosforth
OSMapRef NY 065035
Area England
GeneralContext Hogback.
Location Church at Gosforth.
GeneralContext Stone type: medium-grained red sandstone.
GeneralDescription Hogback, side and end view, dated to the first half of the tenth century.
GeneralDescription This hogback is known for its depictions of warriors on the other side. It is known as the warrior's tomb. The end (west view) has the remains of a curled and contoured ribbon animal bound in thin strands of interlace. The side has lateral mouldings and unframed interlace decoration.

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