Bewcastle Cross

  • 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.
  • Owner

    Andrew Curtis
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 11 months ago
    Viewed: 264 times
    Picture Taken: 2016-11-25
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