The Giant's Grave - Two Anglian cross-shafts and four hogback stones in St Andrew's churchyard, Penrith

  • Description

    "...It includes a pair of tenth century Anglian cross shafts situated at the east and west sides of a setting of four hogback stones of similar date. The cross shafts and hogbacks are all constructed of local red sandstone. The western cross shaft stands in its original socket hole, measures c.3.6m tall, and tapers towards the top.... Local tradition states that the monument is associated with Ewan, variously known as Owen, Caesarius, Ewain Caesarius, Owain Caesarius, Eugenius, or Hugh, who was elected King of Cumberland in AD 920 and died in AD 975...."
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    Historic England
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    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 year, 10 months ago
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