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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 Animal-head terminal.
Location Church at Monkwearmouth.
GeneralContext Stone type: Medium-grained, massive yellow sandstone.
Dimensions 30cm (11.8'') high, 31cm (12.2'') wide and 18cm (7.1'') thick.
GeneralDescription Animal-head terminal, dated to eighth century.
GeneralDescription The animal-head is three dimensional. It is something between a mammal and a reptile, with a short squared-off snout and a long slit mouth.

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