Description"The late 7th/early 8th century Bewcastle Cross is considered to be one of the finest surviving examples from Anglo-Saxon Britain. Nicolaus Pevsner described it - along with another similar sculpture in Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire - as ‘the greatest achievement of their date in the whole of Europe’. The monument, once the shaft of a cross, shows sculptures of biblical figures, names written in runes which have been claimed to provide a memorial for local residents, and an inscribed sundial which is one of the earliest in England." Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2016.
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Further informationLink: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/5205479
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Added by: Simon Cotterill
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Picture Taken: 2016-11-25