Tyne and Wear HER(162): Bishopwearmouth Church, part of Anglo-Saxon grave-marker - Details
Bishopwearmouth Church, part of Anglo-Saxon grave-marker
Religion or Ritual
Death Burial or Funerary Object
The stone, in medium-grained yellow sandstone, 71.1 cm high x 28 cm wide x 17.8 cm deep, was found in St. Michael's Church, Bishopwearmouth, in the north wall near its west end. It is probably the lower part of a grave-marker, with the upper section ornamented and the lower part roughly dressed for insertion in the ground. The carved ornament on the stone is poor and ill-defined, however. Upright cruciform grave-markers of this type tend to be late and this may be 11th century..
<< HER 162 >> J.W. Corder, 1951, Bishopwearmouth Church, Antiquities of Sunderland Vol. XX (for 1932-43), pp. 55-56 R.J. Cramp, 1984, Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture, Vol. I, part 1, p. 53, plate 19