Tyne and Wear HER(1222): Jarrow, Anglo-Saxon impost - Details
Jarrow, Anglo-Saxon impost
Probably part of an impost, in medium-grained yellow sandstone. Broken and worn, 9 cm high x 19.5 cm wide x 20.4 cm deep. On the long axis, framed in a wide, flat, moulding is part of a frieze of straight balusters. Dated to the late 7th-early 8th century. Found in 1976 in archaeological excavations within building rubble at the south-east corner of the medieval claustral range. It is not clear whether it is from demolished domestic buildings or a demolished part of the church.
<< HER 1222 >> R.J. Cramp, 1984, Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture, (Jarrow 29) Vol. I, Part 1, p. 120, pl. 101 (538-541), 103 (550)