The Giant's Grave

  • Description

    "The Giant’s Grave is a group of 10th century tombstones, comprising 2 tall crosses and 4 hogbacks, all carved with intricate designs of Celtic, Anglian and Norse origins. On being opened in the 17th century, the grave revealed human bones and a sword. The hogbacks were originally located in different parts of the churchyard but all were brought together after the excavation. It is thought that Owen, King of Cumbria between A.D. 920 and 937, may be buried here. However, local legends suggest that the grave could be for Sir Owen Caesarius. (Source: St Andrew's churchyard information board)" Photo by Mary and Angus Hogg, 2016.
  • Owner

    Mary and Angus Hogg
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 year, 10 months ago
    Viewed: 328 times
    Picture Taken: 2016-03-23
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