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1. Levisham

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-09-12
Date 12 September 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Yorkshire, East.
Townland Levisham.
OSMapRef SE 883902
Area England
GeneralContext Grave-cover, head half.
Location St. John's Church, Levisham.
GeneralContext Stone type: Medium-grained, yellow sandstone.
Dimensions head piece, 62.5cm (24.6'') in length, 41.5cm to 35.7cm (16.3'' to 14'') in width, and 14.5cm (5.7'') in depth.
GeneralDescription Grave-cover in two pieces, dated to the tenth century. This is the head piece.
GeneralDescription The panel is framed by a very broad, plain, flat perimeter moulding.
GeneralDescription A serpent-like beast in profile occupies the entire panel. The beast's head is raised, and its jaws are open. The beast does not have legs, but there are a pair of spirals coming from the chest. Another larger pair of spirals form the tail. The beast is fettered by a number of loose trailing elements. There is an oval ring around the centre of the beast and a there is a snake, whose tail is bitten by the beast's fangs.

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