Volume I: County Durham and Northumberland

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Current Display: Warkworth 01, Northumberland Forward button Back button
Overview
National Grid Reference of Place of Discovery
Present Location
Niche in wall of south aisle
Evidence for Discovery
None
Church Dedication
St Laurence
Present Condition
Broken but relatively unworn
Description

Head, type B10.

A and C (broad): An attempt has been made to outline the faces with a double roll moulding in a picked technique, but on face A this peters out and on face C there has been difficulty in turning the corner. In the centre of each face is a flat cross-incised boss, surrounded by a roll moulding. The boss on face C is less well laid out.

B and D (narrow): Plain.

Discussion

The head shape and the crude picked technique all argue for a late date. The linear cross on a circle is found on stones throughout the pre-Conquest period (see Warden 2).

Date
First half of eleventh century
References
?Dixon 1887-8, 146
Endnotes

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