High cross in St Paul's churchyard - Irton - List Entry

  • Description

    "The monument includes an early ninth century Anglian high cross located in the churchyard to the south of St Paul's church, Irton. It is constructed of red sandstone and the shaft is rectangular in cross section tapering slightly towards the top. It measures 3.1m high and is set into a sandstone socle or base. The shaft measures 49cm wide by 25cm thick at its base and is decorated on all four sides. The broad west face is edged with delicate interlace carving and is divided into two large panels of interlace separated by a small panel apparently for an inscription. The east face is divided into five panels each differently decorated and depicting, from top to bottom; diamonds and St Andrew's crosses...."
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    Historic England
  • Source

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  • Further information

    Link: https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1012642
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 3 months ago
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