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The Giant's Grave, Penrith


A pair of 10th century Anglian cross shafts and four hogback stones, known locally as 'The Giant's Grave', is located in St Andrew's churchyard, Penrith. By local tradition, it is said to be the last resting place of Owen Caesarius, King of Cumbria from 920 to 937AD. The Giant's grave is a Scheduled Monument.

Church of St Andrew Anglo-Saxon (410 to 1066 AD) Historic Buildings and Monuments in Penrith 10th Century
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The Giant's Grave

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The Giant's Grave, Penrith

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Giant's Grave, St Andrew's Church Penrith
- Giant's Grave in the graveyard of St Andrew's Church, Penrith, Cumbria. A church built in 1722, with a tower built in 1397. The grave dates from the early ...

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Old Wayside Cross - moved to St Andrew's churchyard, Penrith Parish

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Giant's Grave, St Andrews Penrith (1970)

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The Giant's Grave Penrith

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

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List number: 1007629
County: Cumbria
Grid ref: NY5164030168

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